154 x 234 x 27mm
These people are very different, but they have much in common. They're the salt of the outback, but they're not from long ago and far away. You can rub shoulders with them here and now. They're our outback legends. Sit back and enjoy these armchair travels and heart-warming life stories as Evan McHugh, bestselling author of Outback Heroes and Outback Pioneers, catches up with some of the most remarkable and inspiring characters our country has to offer. From well-known icons such as boxing impresario Fred Brophy, who turned 'You can't' into 'I will', to Shannon Warnest, who became a world champion shearer and now helps others achieve their best. From unsung heroes and heroines such as 'mother of the Barkly' Bernadette Burke, member of one of the world's biggest women's networks, to nurse June Andrew who went outback for five years and ended up staying a lifetime. You may not have heard of some of these people but you'll be enriched by meeting them now. Outback Legends is a unique and colourful celebration of Aussie outback characters who've earned themselves a reputation for their achievements and contributions in some of the most remote and challenging corners of our country. None of the people in this book has sought fame or recognition, but every one of them deserves it.