Three Corner Jack
A Collection of Country Characters
by Rex Brereton
Jack and Jill Publishing, 1985, [First Edition], ISBN 0958919909, full page colour photographs throughout, illustrated endpapers, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing to edges and corners (see photographs)
“This book will stand as a tribute to the decreasing population of people who are prepared to face nature to survive – the farmers of South Australia. Rex Brereton’s descriptive photographs show farmers and their families at work and at leisure, while the accompanying text tells the tale of their lives. The life they choose has its ups and downs. Heat, cold, drought and too much rain are elements over which the farmer has no control; he also has to contend with rising costs and the unforeseeable vagaries of the Australian and world markets. A farmer’s income is irregular and he must constantly adjust to this.
Among the characters in this book, you will meet innovative farmers, as well as people who were brought up in the days of horse power; women who use every talent to improve the life of their families, and men who invent and improvise with wonderful skill. Above all, you will discover the characteristic humour and pride in their work, the deep inherent love of the ‘bush’ and the freedom that their way of life allows.”