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  • Akubra & Barmah Hats

  • Didgeridoonas oilskin & woollen insulated products

  • Emu sheepskin slippers, children's booties + baby rugs

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A Sample of Our Diverse Range

Current Listing of Books For Sale In Store

Wattle you be reading next?
An Outback Life
Mary Groves
Anzac Girls
Peter Rees
Australian Verse for the Young
Batterbee and Namatjiria
Martin Edmond
Belinda Jeffreys - Country Cookbook
Belinda Jeffery
Beneath Whose Hand
R.M. Williams
Book of Australian Nursery Rhymes
Cedars of the West
Kevin Rains
Courage in the Skies
Jim Eames
Defending Country
Noah Riseman & Richard Trembath
Edward Koiki Mabo : His Life and Struggles
Eddie Koiki Mabo & Noel Loos
Edward The Emu
Sheena Knowles
Edwina The Emu
Sheena Knowles & Rod Clement
Fat Ferdie
Pamela Allen
Field Guide To Australian Trees
Ivan Holliday
Field Guide to Australian Wildflowers
Denise Greig
Field Guide to Birds of Australia
Flat Out Far Out
Frogs of the Lake Eyre Basin
Tyler, Wilson & Emmott
Great Australian Shearing Stories
Bill (Swampy) Marsh
Great Australian Working Dog Stories
Angela Goode & Mike Hayes
Great Pioneer Women of the Outback
Susana De Vries
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
Kate Ritchie
In the Bush
Roland Harvey
In the Tracks of Old Bluey
Bobbie Buchanan
Is that You Ruthie?
Ruth Hegarty
Mad Magpie
Gregg Dreise
Monica's War
John P. McMahon
Mr McGee Perfect Nest
Pamela Allen
Mulga Bills Bicycle
Kilmeny & Deborah Niland
My Mum is a Magician
Damon Young
Norah Kersh Bushfire
Norah Kersh Outback Alphabet
Norah Kersh Outback Countout
Norah Kersh Outback Doctor
Russell Ousley
Norah Kersh Outback Miners
Daniel Kelly
Norah Kersh Outback School
Norah Kersh Outback Songs
Not for Glory
Susan Neuhaus, Sharon Mascall-Dare
Olga the Brolga
Rod Clement
Pixie Annat- Champion of Nurses
Colleen Ryan Clur
Queensland Nurses
Rupert Goodman
Radio Girl
David Dufty
Rhythm of the Bush
Geoffrey Graham
Scratcher's War
Jill Mather
Snakes of Western Queensland
Angus Emmott & Steve G. Wilson
Songs of the Unsung Heroes
Stories & Verse by the AWHC
Sparkies at War
Ken Purdham
Steel on Steel
Stephen Baines
The Adventures of Whitey and Blackie
John Morrison
The Big Run
Jock Makin
The Gun Ringer
Geoff Allen
The Horses Too are Gone
Michael Keenan
The Last Bushrangers
John Morrison
The Publicans Wife
Lori Patrick
The Shearers War
Stuart Svensen
The Spirits of Bowen Downs
Louise Moloney
The St Helena Story
Jarvis Finger
To the Top End
Roland Harvey
True North
Brenda Niall
Waltzing Matilda (Lindner)
W. Benjamin Lindner
Waltzing Matilda (illust)
A.B. Paterson Desmond Digby
Warhorses - hoofprints in time
Jill Mather

Book Club

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Featured Title

An Outback Life

Mary Groves



An outback tale of a woman who spent the prime of her life in the Northern Territory, often struggling to put a meal on the table, told in simple, straightforward language, the narrative zipping along at a lively pace, with one cracking yarn after another.

All I could think of as my heart thumped in my chest and the rumble of 900 stampeding buffalo rocked my vehicle was, 'Strewth! Am I in trouble now!'

In An Outback Life, Mary Groves describes the heart-breaking isolation, the hard work and the rises and falls in her family fortunes as they battle to survive in the Top End.

Mary was just 14 when her family moved to the Northern Territory from Melbourne. In her early 20s, she met Joe Groves - a cattleman, horse breaker, drover and rodeo rider. Mary and Joe fell in love and raised four children while leading an exciting and challenging life on an array of cattle stations.

During her 40 years in the outback, Mary faced death, disaster and disappointments with remarkable resilience and stoicism. She learned to operate helicopters, cattle trucks and anything else it took to help keep her family afloat, proving that if you want something badly enough you need tenacity, perseverance and - most importantly - a sense of humour.

An earthy tale of love, hope, loss and survival in the outback, Mary tells her story at a lively pace, with one entertaining yarn after another.

Author bio:

Born in Melbourne, Mary Groves moved to the Northern Territory with her family when she was 14. In her early 20s she married Joe, a rodeo rider, and they went on to have four children and live on an array of cattle stations and run a variety of different businesses in the Top End. Now in her early sixties, Mary lives near the Gold Coast, Queensland.