The Man Who Loved Crocodiles and Stories of Other by Marg Carroll

By Marg Carroll

The lives of twelve notable Australians offer a desirable glimpse of a 'vanished and vanishing land' - revealing a mosaic of Australia over the last century. 'To listen the tale of anyone who has lived lengthy and good is a privilege past rate. it's a unusual and beautiful technique to delve into one other person's existence; unusual simply because we frequently specialise in our personal lives, now not others, extraordinary simply because to find one other is to discover a treasure.' Marg Carroll

In The guy Who enjoyed Crocodiles and tales of alternative Adventurous Australians, fifteen fiercely autonomous women and men who've lived lifestyles exuberantly solid a revealing gentle on a quick vanishing Australia. those topics proportion their designated studies with a cocky glossy global frequently centred extra on formative years. what is it wish to hunt wild buffalo on horseback, or to hover frivolously underwater to prevent the bends whereas being rotated through bronze whaler sharks? what is it wish to get away two times from Nazi SS camps, or to catch rogue saltwater crocodiles, or to stroll within the footsteps of Burke and Wills, completely on my own except 4 camels? what is it wish to bring up fourteen childrens in a one-room residence, to truly make a distinction within the fraught global of aboriginal schooling, or to motivate as an innovator or artist? whereas there are adventures aplenty, a deep knowledge lies on the middle of this publication. A knowledge born from motion now not conception, a knowledge that may come from following the line much less travelled, a knowledge that may resonate with the reader.

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