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Yarns and memories that capture the experience of driving Australia’s outback roads, gathered by the inimitable Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh. 

Whether they’re carting produce, stock, fuel or even (unbeknown to them) dead bodies, there’s one thing that can be said about outback truckies - they’re a colourful bunch. 

Meet the outback truckies who brave interminable distances, searing heat, raging floodwaters and foot-deep bulldust to transport goods and livestock all across this vast land, serving as lifelines not just to those in the bush but to those in cities as well.  

From the truckie who found a creative means of transporting penguins to the one who refused to ‘abandon ship’ as his truck sank into a river, these real-life accounts show the lengths to which these enterprising and resourceful men and women will go to ensure their load arrives safely at their destination.  

Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh is an award-winning writer and performer of stories, songs and plays. He spent most of his youth in rural south-western NSW and now lives in Adelaide. Swampy is one of ABC Books’ best-selling authors of Australian stories; this is his 19th book. 

©2019 Bill Marsh (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing

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Great Stories from an Essential Industry

This is one tough Industry, the stories from this book are both fascinating and sometimes quite sad, they are read quite well, and you will learn something by the end of the last page.

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Brings a smile to your face

Some absolute ripper yarns in this one, if you’ve picked this one you will likely be in to or at least interested in trucks so you won’t get lost in terminology but even if you did you will still get a laugh out of the stories.

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