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Queensland Ringer

eBook (PDF), 381 Pages
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In North America he's a cowboy, In Australia a ringer. With humour and insight the author has captured the atmoshpere of the Australian outback in this absorbing tale. We meet a young man newly arrived on a north Queensland cattle station, completely out of his depth. We leave him head stockman on a vast Gulf Country station. Readers of all ages will identify with him as he learns the requiered skills, faces the dangers and assumes the responsibilities that bring about the transformation. The interesting characters he meets along the way are well drawn. The experienced men who guide him in the early years. His mates in the mustering camps. The violent types he is obliged to confront during off season labouring jobs. The cattle thieves he encounters. The young ladies who share his life from time to time. Set in the years when it was possible to ride for days on end without seeing a fence and when droving trips that lasted for months were commonplace, this is a book that is... More > hard to put down.< Less
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  • By Elizabeth Varvill
    Mar 27, 2009
    "Queensland Ringer by Antony Agar" The characters in this book really come alive. A brilliant picture is painted of them and the country in which they live and work. The reader will identify with this young man and his pleasure at experiencing life in the vast open spaces while being called upon to use his ingenuity, commonsense and strength of character. He faces new situations, gains new skills and rises to the challenges with humour and patience. It is a good story well told.
  • By jenbone
    Feb 28, 2009
    "Queensland Ringer" A delightful read. This book vividly captures a time and place in a heartwarming story of a young man's journey into adulthood; told with wry wit and insight. Hard to put down.
  • By ffordes
    Sep 21, 2008
    "Queensland Ringer" This book is a brilliant evocation of the Australian outback in the 1950's - you can almost smell and taste it! I liked the depiction of Eric's struggles with his family to do what they regard as a menial occupation, but the author shows through other eyes the respect and admiration of others for the difficult and skilful job which these men do. If you likes Nevil Shute's 'A town like Alice' and 'In the Wet', you will love this.
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Product Details

Publisher
Antony Agar
Published
September 30, 2011
Language
English
Pages
381
File Format
PDF
File Size
1.4 MB

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