Jim Haynes

Jim Haynes has travelled far and wide to meet and interview the people whose stories make up his books. Before becoming a professional entertainer, song writer and verse writer in 1988, Jim taught writing, literature, history and drama in schools and universities from outback NSW to Britain and back again. He is the author of many Great Australian titles, including books on railways, aviation and horse racing. His is one of the country's most prolific and successful Australian authors.

Books by Jim Haynes

Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories

Published: December 2016

The ultimate collection of unbelievable true Australian stories: the unknown, the forgotten, and the surprising.

Australia's Best Unknown Stories

Published: August 2016

From remote outback and cattle stations to coastal towns comes a collection of amazing, eccentric and funny Australian stories, yarns and furphies - most completely unknown along with some you thought you knew.

The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories

Published: December 2015

The ultimate collection of great racing stories told in Jim Haynes's inimitable style.

The Best Australian Yarns

Published: August 2015

An omnibus from Jim Haynes about the true essence of what makes us Australians - our yarns, collected from every walk of life.

The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories

Published: July 2015

A unique collection of poignant, horrorific, sad, and sometimes dryly humorous, stories and yarns from bloody battlefield of Gallipoli.

Australia's Best Unknown Stories

Published: November 2014

From remote outback and cattle stations to coastal towns comes a collection of amazing, eccentric and funny Australian stories, yarns and furphies - most completely unknown along with some you thought you knew.

The Best Australian Yarns

Published: December 2013

An omnibus from Jim Haynes about the true essence of what makes us Australians - our yarns, collected from every walk of life.

The Best Australian Bush Stories

Published: August 2013

Stories that take us from the Mallee to the back of Bourke and beyond . an indispensable collection about the enduring appeal of the Australian bush.

The Best Australian Sea Stories

Published: November 2012

A dazzling collection of writing about the sea - from first-hand accounts of ocean voyages to stories by Banjo Paterson and Mark Twain - from Australia's most successful Australiana author.

The Best Australian Trucking Stories

Published: November 2011

A collection of true stories taken from the lives of trucking men and women from Tarcutta to Alice Springs and all over Australia.

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