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MAILMAN OF THE BIRDSVILLE TRACK;THE STORY OF TOM KRUSE

WEIDENBACH,KRISTIN

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ISBN 10: 073361521X / ISBN 13: 9780733615214
Published by Hodder Headline, Sydney, 2003
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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'The Birdsville Track is one of the best-known and loneliest tracks in Australia, and for 20 years Tom 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. Tom began in the days before reliable vehicles, good communications and air access in case of emergency. He always got the mail throughÑcome drought, hell or high water.' This is the classic story of the Australian outback, and captures a part of the country's history that is fast vanishing. BOOK DETAILS: In pristine condition with little evidence of wear. Inside the pages are crisp, clean & white with no obvious indication of use. The contents are clean, tight and sound throughout. The card covers are clean and unmarked, with only minimal wear. The lettering on the spine is clear and bright.Very mild page tanning toward the extremities of some of the pages.No signs of previous ownership (no previous ownership inscriptions). A very attractive/desirable copy. Illustrated. 183pp. The unpacked weight of this book is approx. 483g. (Please note: books that weigh over 1kg. (1000g) when packed, will exceed the quoted postage rate to overseas destinations). This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by The Book Collector (Established:1993). ***Prompt professional service - satisfaction guaranteed.*** Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 4066

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Title: MAILMAN OF THE BIRDSVILLE TRACK;THE STORY OF...

Publisher: Hodder Headline, Sydney

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Thus.

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The Birdsville Track is one of the best known - and loneliest - tracks in Australia, and for twenty years Tom was the mailman, battling everything from searing heat and floods to mechanical breakdown. 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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