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Adventurers, pioneers and misfits : Australia's most amazing true life stories / Haynes, Jim.

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L1849905M 920.099 HAY
Nonfiction Biographies & True Crime   Albury LibraryMuseum . . On Loan . 30 Jan 2021
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ISBN 9781760877620
Author Haynes, Jim, author
Title Adventurers, pioneers and misfits : Australia's most amazing true life stories / Haynes, Jim.
Pagination etc. x, 264 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical referecnes (pages 262-264)
Summary Note In the many years Jim has spent talking and writing about the quirkier events and people in our history, he has come across characters whose lives have amazed, surprised and amused him. This is a book about some of those people and their bizarre, remarkable and out of the ordinary lives. And in only the way Jim can, he's discovered that there is always more to the story than first meets the eye. Who knew, example, that the first man hanged in Australia made an artefact now valued at over one million dollars? Or that an Australian swimmer was the highest paid act on the American vaudeville circuit and the star of the first movie ever made with a budget of one million American dollars? And that the father of the first Australian woman to serve in parliament was hanged for murder? These are the stories of lives that capture the heart and soul of the Australian character.
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia
Pioneers -- Australia -- Biography
Australia Biography.
Australia Social life and customs.
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