R.F Giles Releases BUSH YARNS
The British navigator and explorer, James Cook is often credited to have "discovered" the continent of Australia. Author R.F. Giles used to think this was the case as well but while he was caravanning in West Australia, he and his companions made an amazing discovery that implied otherwise. This discovery is one of the amazing things that he shares in his new book, "Bush Yarns."
Giles was and is many things; he was an apiarist, skipper, survivor and a member of the Rotary Club. In "Bush Yarns," he becomes the storyteller and imparts tales inspired by his colorful life experiences. With wit and humor, he takes readers gallivanting through the state of Queensland, the Australian Bush and a number of remarkable episodes in the continent's history. This book offers something to every reader, there is heart-racing escapades for the daredevil with the unquenchable spirit of adventure, slices of life for the history and cultural buff and even nuggets of wisdom.
"Bush Yarns" offers a mesmerizing look into the history, the people and the magic of the so-called Land Down Under through the eyes of a man who has lived, survived and experienced its perils and prospects. It is sometimes funny, sometimes astonishing and always compelling.
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About the Author
R.F Giles explored whatever opportunity presented itself in his quite eventful life. This led him to pursue a variety of occupations including beekeeping, droving and wool classing and skipper. He was involved in extended droves from New South Wales to Emerald in Queensland crossing the Carnarvon ranges with sheep before the ranges were properly settled. He has survived floods at Emerald and on the Maranoa River. He owned several cattle and sheep stations and introduced cartons to Australia through his produce agency thus eliminating the need for wooden boxes. He was a member of the Rotary Club for nearly 40 years.
Bush Yarns * by R.F Giles
Publication Date: February 28, 2014
Trade Paperback; AU$28.99; 292 pages; 9781493135745
Trade Hardback; AU$46.99; 292 pages; 9781493135752
e-book; AU$4.25; 9781493135738
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