Bush Tucker Man
Tarnished Heroes, Epic Stories of Bush Survival
by Les Hiddins
ABC Books, 1988, [First Edition], ISBN 0733306136, colour and black and white photographs, illustrations, and maps throughout, photographic endpapers, large format hardback with colour photographic laminated boards
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front endpaper (see photographs)
“Perhaps one of the reasons some of our heroes went relatively unrecognised was that, with every act of courage and daring, there always seemed to be a touch of scandal and disrepute – instances where the so-called larrikin spirit went a touch to fa and the need to survive meant bending the rules. That’s how they became out tarnished heroes.
In his inimitable style, Bush Tucker Man Les Hiddins introduces us to some of them, weaving into their fascinating stories his own wide knowledge and firsthand experiences of the Australian bush. Meet the legend of the rainforest, the young brothers who conquered the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland’s so-called ‘Last of the Bushrangers’, the king of the cattle duffers, and ponder the latest revelations about the mysterious white colonists of central Australia. You’ll come away realising that, despite their short comings, Australia’s tarnished heroes were up there with the best of them.”