Mailman of the Birdsville Track
The Story of Tom Kruse
By (author) Kristin Weidenbach
Mailman of the Birdsville Track by Kristin Weidenbach
Book DescriptionThe Birdsville Track is one of the best-known - and loneliest - tracks in Australia, and for twenty 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. The Track is still just that - a track through the desert and sandhills. Tom began in the days before reliable vehicles, good communications and air access in case of emergency. He made running repairs to 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 water. It is the classic story of the Australian outback, and captures part of Australian history that is fast vanishing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780733619359
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Hachette Australia
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: Australia
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The truly classic Australian story of Tom Kruse - legendary mailman of the Birdsville Track.
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Author Biography - Kristin Weidenbach
Kristin Wiedenbach became a writer after completing postdoctoral research at Stanford University in the United States. She has won several international awards for her writing and her articles have appeared in Science, Australian Geographic and academic publications.
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