I tell you, you meet some strange characters in this game.... Boasting the biggest beats in the world - some as large as France - Australia's outback police have seen it all: natural disasters, incredible acts of selflessness, unspeakable crimes and daring rescues, just to name a few. And they've met some unforgettable characters along the way: from the murderer who stuffed his victims' bodies down wombat holes to the policeman who arrested his own wife....
From beyond the black stump to the Australian Alps; in schools on stations, missions, mines and over the air, it takes a special kind of person to be an outback teacher. Master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has travelled the width and breadth of Australia to bring together yet another memorable collection of stories. This time he has met with many of our extraordinary outback teachers and their students whose recollections so perfectly capture those special days of growing up in the bush.
>Join Swampy for a laugh in Aramac as Old Jack attempts to leave the pub; be spooked by the vision of a nun in Kojonup; wrestle with crocs in Nhulunbuy and find out why a very drunk local from Normanton legs it at a pace from the hospital.... Long after the last tale has been told, you'll still hear laughter from the pub, the crash of a drunken donkey falling in a trench, and recall the time...they found this bloke, sitting in the main street at three o'clock in the morning, hammering one of those survey pegs in the ground. So they said, "What the hell are you doing?" And this drunk feller replies, "I'm driving a peg inta the arsehole of the world."
Master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has travelled the width and breadth of Australia to bring together yet another memorable collection of stories. This time he has met with many of our extraordinary Outback teachers and their students, whose recollections so perfectly capture those special days of growing up in the bush.
Bill 'Swampy' March has been on another adventure, this time gathering stories from outback towns and pubs across this wide brown land.The people you meet will touch your heart as 'Swampy' brings to life all the drama and delight of life in outback Australia. Find out how the population of Rabbit Flat doubled overnight and became an international headline; be part of the Australia-wide search for the mystery bloke who sells 'Johnson's Paw Paw Magic', an ointment that cures almost everything (including you-know-what!).... If there's a good story out there, 'Swampy's' captured it for this collection.