Have you ever thought to yourself that Australia’s history is slipping away?
After listening to a good yarn or having read some historically noteworthy passage or having followed a particular debate—you may think that you’d always remember it—but you didn’t! And don’t you wish you recorded those stories so that in your hassle-free times you could reminisce and again experience their inherent interest, emotion or challenge?
Here then is a faithfully reproduced anthology of quintessential Australian short stories, not just for those in their second childhood, but for young readers to gain a feel of an older Australia, and to also enjoy. The study of history in secondary education can be fascinating and inspiring—or boring beyond belief. Stories such as these will entertain students, challenge their thinking, and bring each subject to life.
This collection of works from seventeen contributors intentionally incorporates diverse (even controversial) topics. Some of these stories are undeniably true. Others are worthy of more research—still, others are fiction, which can express human truths better than non-fiction.
No matter how improbable, fanciful or quirky the reader may consider some of these stories, imagination is, after all, fun, boundless, and deserves to be shared.
|Publisher:||Dream Write Publishing|
|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
Trevor Tucker retired in 2005 from the oil and gas industry and although his first interest in writing was from a technical perspective, it soon evolved to ‘faction’. The author adds: ‘Though having been bitten by the writing bug, I sometimes wonder if I have retired.’ A chance meeting with a man who saved his life, soon revealed a history that needed to be rewritten; Trevor took it as his responsibility to share a story related to his father. Ned Kelly’s Son is the author’s first novel and his interests in Australian history, bushwalking, and exploring his homeland, reflect with passion throughout the book. With believable characters and a reliance on recorded history, he implants a strong probability of something neglected or overlooked in previous records about Australia’s most notorious bushranger, Ned Kelly. Trevor’s other interests include spending time with his kids and grandkids, writing, fishing, reading, bike riding, Test cricket, AFL football, and power flow yoga. Future works include another novel of Australian history and an anecdotal short story collection.