Book #0 Great Australian Stories

Great Australian Working Dog Stories

by Angela Goode Mike Hayes

On Sale: 01/01/2009



About the Book

People of the bush regard their working dogs as the nation's greatest asset

Uncomplaining, tough and loyal, they are the only workers that never go on strike or hit the grog. Working dogs deserve every bit of praise they get!
With infectious enthusiasm, they leap on to the back of the ag bike to start the day's work. You'll get no argument from people on the land that these tail-wagging companions are the greatest of the nation's workers.
In this classic collection of more than 300 original stories, these cheerful workaholics are celebrated in tales of heroism, extraordinary intuition and intelligence. On this journey around the nation's farms, this band of canine characters shows they can be pretty funny, too.
During long days spent together in paddocks and yards, working dogs are our soul-mates with a sympathetic ear when times are hard. Their stamina and courage to get the job done in desert heat or mountain cold.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733324826
  • ISBN 10: 0733324827
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 01/01/2009
  • Pages: 576
  • List Price: 32.99 AUD


Angela Goode lives on a farm near Naracoorte, South Australia, where cattle graze and bush stone curlews call. She has spent her writing life bringing the images and issues of rural Australia to a wider audience in books, newspaper columns and on radio. Between 1981 and 2008 her acclaimed column in the Advertiser in Adelaide involved its urban readership in the joys and mysteries of farm life.The many editions of GREAT WORKING DOG STORIES and GREAT WORKING HORSE STORIES, plus FOR THE LOVE OF THE LAND Angela's memoir THROUGH THE FARM GATE, celebrate working lives beyond the cities - where animals and humans are expected to pull their weight.

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