Galloping Jones (and other true stories from Australia's history) PAPERBACK
Trade Paperback. 186 pages. $15.90 plus 3.90 postage and handling.
Galloping Jones was a bare-knuckle-fighting larrikin who could tame any horse. Moondyne Joe escaped prison using an ingenious plan that made a whole colony laugh. Caroline Coleman was a settler who raised her children in Western Queensland, and buried her husband behind the store they built near the Thomson River. Nemarluk was an Aboriginal freedom fighter, who terrorised the Daly River region of the Northern Territory.
Based on the popular weekly Stories of Oz history posts, these sketches of Australia’s past will inform and entertain you. Above all, they will remind you of what life was like, in the days before highways and smart phones.
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Galloping Jones - The Ballad of Tom Coolon - The Eulo Queen - The Katherine Terrace Gunman - Nemarluk the Outlaw - Jack and Kate - Nat Buchanan - Catherine Coleman – Pioneer - The “Petticoat” Drovers - The Leviathan - The Town on the Flood Plain - The Girder that Wouldn’t Fit - The McGree Brothers of Taylors Arm - The Nackeroos - The Siege of Dagworth - The Battle of Long Tan - Bennelong - So who the hell was Alice anyway? - Paddy Cahill - Steele Rudd - Buckley’s Chance - A Night in the Woodend Lockup - Moondyne Joe - Elizabeth Woolcock - Mary Watson of Lizard Island - Assisted Immigration - Barbara of the Kaurareg - Charlotte Badger - The Ethel Pirates - The Wreck of the Tryal - The Big Australian - The Opalton Heist - Territory Gold - The Loaded Dog
(Image of stockman credit: National Library of Australia)