Mailman Of The Birdsville Track: The story of Tom Kruse

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The Birdsville Track is one of the best known—and loneliest—tracks in Australia, and for twenty years Tom Kruse was the mailman, battling the searing heat, floods, and mechanical breakdowns. He made the run every fortnight, and was a lifeline to the isolated settlements and stations along the way, delivering everything from letters to essential supplies.

The Track is still just that—a track through the desert and sandhills. Tom began in the days before reliable vehicles, good communication and air access in case of emergency. He made running repairs of his truck, he loaded and unloaded tons of stores to ferry his cargo across flooded creeks. He kept people in touch with the outside world—and was sometimes caught up in the grief of a lonely death.

Tom Kruse always got the mail through—come drought, hell or high waters. This is truly a classic Australian story, and captures part of our history that is fast vanishing.

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Peter is a voiceover artist and actor with over thirty years of stage, television, and film credits, in Australia and in Europe. He has toured Australia with a variety of stage shows and appeared on TV in Something in the Air, Ponderosa, and Last Man Standing. Film appearances include Pride (shot in Japan), Siam Sunset, The Wog Boy, Razor Eaters, and Personality Plus. For Bolinda Audio he has also narrated Arthur Upfield's Venom House, Winds of Evil, and Mr Jelly's Business.

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Full of characters - Daily TelegraphTold with honesty and vigour - Sydney Morning HeraldA tribute to a man who earned the love of a whole generation of Australians and shows us that the pioneer characteristics of guts and good-natured stoicism are still beautiful - The Age

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