Author(s): Bill Marsh
The people you'll meet will touch your heart as Swampy brings to life all the drama and delight of life in outback Australia. There's the story of Frederick Aloysius Millard, the only dog ever to become a member of a Citizens Club in Australia, thanks to the vote of a woman who was sure she'd been introduced to this 'eccentric' man twenty years back; the man who refused to go to the doctor after being shot, because he'd been hit in a very unfortunate spot...which made it obvious he'd been shot while running away; the unfortunate bloke who tried to blow a snake out of the dunny but ended up nearly taking himself out of existence...if there's a good story out there, Swampy's captured it for this book. Award-winning writer Bill 'Swampy' Marsh collects yarns that get us in, hook, line and sinker. He gives us back our childhood and shares those precious memories of an Australia that's passing into legend.
Bill Marsh is the author of the very successful series of 'Great Australian' stories including: The Complete Book of Australian Flying Doctor Stories (2013), New Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories (2010), The ABC Book of Great Aussie Stories of Young People (2010), Great Australian Stories - Outback Towns and Pubs (2009), 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). Bill's story of Goldie was published in 2008, and Swampy, a revised edition a Bill's first three books, Beckom Pop. 64, Old Yanconian Daze and Looking for Dad, was published in 2012.