Great Australian Outback School Stories, is a collection of more than sixty wonderful stories, gathered by Bill 'Swampy' Marsh in his travels across Australia. It harks back to a simpler time and perfectly captures the experience of life growing up in the outback, when the days were long and hot, the kids were cheeky but innocent, and adulthood seemed such a long, long way away.
Whether you loved school or not, Bill's Great Australian Outback School Stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and maybe have you shed a tear or two, as students and teachers share their yarns and memories of a time gone by.
......this little kid, he spun around at me and he snapped, 'Piss off Miss.'
Of course, I immediately replied with, 'Excuse me. In this school we always use our best manners when we talk to teachers and adults. So what should we say then.
And this little kid, well, he looked up at me all sheepish and he said, 'Well then, Miss, piss off, PLEASE.'
Bill 'Swampy' Marsh is an award-winning writer and performer of stories, songs and plays. He spent most of his youth in rural south-western NSW and now lives in Adelaide. Swampy is one of ABC Books' bestselling authors of Australian stories; this is his twelfth book.
Great Australian Outback School Stories
Harper Collins Australia
Author: Bill 'Swampy' Marsh