Tim Fischer and Peter Rees tell the tales of some real outback heroes, their communities and their success in bouncing back from hardship to success. Full of canny thinking, hard work and a refusal to give up, these truly inspiring stories come from every corner of Australia.
The gap between the city and the bush has never been greater3/4and the bush has never had to work harder to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing society.
This is a book about the never-say-die spirit of those who live in regional Australia; the people and communities who see opportunity and the chance for renewal where others see dust.
They're the people Tim Fischer and Peter Rees know best. In his 30 years as a parliamentarian, Tim has crisscrossed the country listening to the stories of rural Australians while Peter has maintained a keen interest in the people of the bush since his time as a journalist on the Wagga Wagga 'Daily Advertiser. Here Tim and Peter show that the 'have a go' spirit of the bush means adapting to the challenges of the new century with canny thinking, hard work and a refusal to give up.
Coming from every corner of Australia, these stories are real, rich and funny, with the power to inspire us all.
Tim Fischer is the much-loved 'Boy from Boree Creek'. Here he is doing what he does best, talking about people in the non-metropolitan regions in a practical and positive way. Peter Rees is Tim Fischer's biographer and has spent more than two decades in the Canberra Press Gallery reporting national affairs.
Biography & Autobiography
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - B format
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