Mailman of the Birdsville Track: The story of Tom Kruse by Kristin Weidenbach

By Kristin Weidenbach

The really vintage Australian tale of Tom Kruse - mythical mailman of the Birdsville Track.

For the folks who lived within the barren region among Marree and Birdsville, touch with the surface international was once difficult and sporadic - yet one guy was once their lifeline: Tom Kruse. For greater than two decades he used to be the relationship with the surface international for the households, station staff and others who lived alongside the Birdsville Track.

Tom introduced every little thing from the mail and newspapers to gas and nutrition - complete groups waited in anticipation for him to drop off their offers. however it was once a troublesome existence, from on a regular basis making working maintenance to his truck to unloading and reloading a whole lot shops in order that he may possibly ferry his shipment throughout flooded creeks. Come sandhills, hell or excessive water, Tom Kruse saved religion with the locals up and down the Track.

Tom used to be a true Australian hero - and it doesn't matter what occurred, the mail constantly received through.

'Told with honesty and vigor' - Sydney Morning Herald

'A tribute to a guy who earned the affection of an entire iteration of Australians and exhibits us that the pioneer features of guts and good-natured stoicism are nonetheless appealing' - The Age

'Full of characters' - Daily Telegraph

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