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The Dogs That Made Australia

The Story of the Dogs That Brought About Australia's Transformation from Starving Colony to Pastoral Powerhouse
By: Guy Hull
Narrated by: Guy Hull
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, World Affairs
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Hunter. Worker. Legend. The untold story of the dog's role in building a nation. 

The Dogs That Made Australia pays tribute to the dogs that gave their all for our prosperity: the fearless hounds that saved fledgling colonies from famine; the courageous heelers and tireless collies that powered the rise of beef and wool; the tough little home-grown terriers that protected the homestead and garden; and the extraordinary police dogs, ahead of their time, loved by the nation. The selfless exploits of our heroic dogs are writ indelibly in our nation's heritage and identity. 

The Dogs That Made Australia is a vivid and meticulously researched history of Australia told from the perspectives of the dingo and of the dogs that were imported and developed here, as well as the humans who loved, feared and worked them.

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"A highly readable book about Australia's dog heroes and their contribution to Australia's development. This is a book for the ages. I loved every page!" (Tony Parsons, OAM, author of The Kelpie)

"This should be on every school list for every primary school. It is a fantastic Australian history reference." (Narelle Hammond, Secretary, Australian Cattle Dog Society of NSW) 

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Critic Reviews

"A highly readable book about Australia's dog heroes and their contribution to Australia's development. This is a book for the ages. I loved every page!" (Tony Parsons, OAM, author of The Kelpie)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-19

insightful

I found this book really engaging and informative with a dash of Aussie humour. Loved it.

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  • Geoff
  • 11-20-18

Too much irrelevant information

There was too much time spent talking about irrelevant people, dates and places.
This took up a huge part of the book and was not necessary.
Disappointing.