The Complete Book of Australian Flying Doctor Stories

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HarperCollins Australia, Dec 18, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 816 pages
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For the first time, Bill Marsh's terrific collection of outback yarns centred on the Royal Flying Doctor Service are available in one bumper volume. the Royal Flying Doctor Service is a unique icon of Australian culture. Since its beginnings with the Reverend John Flynn in 1928, the RFDS has helped build our nation. the Flying Doctors, and the remote stations and communities that they serve, have become enduring symbols of what it means to be Australian. the Complete Book of Australian Flying Doctor Stories is a fascinating, moving and often hilarious collection of true stories about the life in the Australian Outback. Hear of those whose very lives depend on the Royal Flying Doctor Service, like the man suffering from extreme burns who rode his motorbike eighteen kilometres back across his property to get help while opening and closing every gate along the way because you 'always leave gates as you find them'. Out here, stoicism and a sense of humour go hand in hand, as in the case of the stockman with a compound leg fracture who, when asked by the Flying Doctor if it hurt, replied, 'Oh, it itches a bit.'through fog, lightning, thunder, flooding rains and dust storms, the Flying Doctor braves the elements to get to the remote outback landing strips where they're needed ... and the tales they live to tell will have you shaking your head in amazement.
 

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Contents

A Mothers Love
And the Winner is
Brainless
Down the Pub Again
Handcuffed
Mayday Mayday
No Thanks
One Shot
A Great Big Adventure
A Wifes Tale
Black n Decker
First Drive
Hans from Germany
In the Footsteps of Flynn
Matchmakers
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Bill ‘Swampy' Marsh is an award-winning writer/performer of stories, songs and plays. Based in Adelaide, he is best known for his successful Great Australian series of books published with ABC Books: MORE GREAT AUSTRALIAN FLYING DOCTOR STORIES (2007), GREAT AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY STORIES (2005), GREAT AUSTRALIAN DROVING STORIES (2003), GREAT AUSTRALIAN SHEARING STORIES (2001), and GREAT AUSTRALIAN FLYING DOCTOR STORIES (1999).

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