Stories of Australian Country People

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Stories of Australian Country People

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A COFFEE TABLE BOOK – BY HELEN KENT

[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”10px” padding_bottom=”10px” padding_left=”” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ layout=”1_2″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”20px” margin_top=”14px” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”up” animation_speed=”0.7″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=””][fusion_text]This is a book of stories about Australian country people; stories about their lives, past and present, about their hopes and dreams, their joys and sorrows.

This is a book of stories about children, young people and families. It’s about older Australians who have stories and tales from days-gone-by. This is a book of stories about ordinary Australian country people who through their lives have brought encouragement and challenge, joy, hope and love to others.

This is a book of stories about the Australian landscape and the impact it has on the people who rely on it for life and a livelihood.

Hopefully some stories in this book will make you laugh and others will make you want to cry.

This is a book of stories about Australian country people who live mainly in small communities. Arising from a desire for a distinctive lifestyle and with mutual respect and friendship, these people are intrinsically connected throughout a big country.

by Helen Kent

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Experience the uniqueness of outback life

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Over 35 captivating stories, including…

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Michael and Julie

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Yalleen Station, Western Australia

“Still Smiling”

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Steve and Bridget

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The Top End

“We’ve worked together – every day.”

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Craig and Nikki

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Morney Plains Station, Windorah, Queensland

“A heart for the Channels”

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Mike and Jane

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Spring Creek Station, Western Australia

“The old-fashioned way”

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Merv Wortley Senior

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Ruby Plains Station, Halls Creek, Western Australia

“An Outback Life”

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Ernie Draheim

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Stanthorpe, South East Queensland

“My earliest memories”

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Riley and Shayla

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Thorntonia Station, Camooweal, Queensland

“Ginger Ninjas”

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Ted Fogarty

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Lucy Creek Station, Northern Territory

“You do the work”

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Eddie Shadforth

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Mistake Creek Station, Northern Territory

“Still doin’ it”

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Written by Helen Kent

[/fusion_text][fusion_text]All stories have been written by Helen and in her quiet, respectful and observant manner, she has brilliantly captivated on paper people’s personalities (their wit, their memories), through an intuitive and charming writing style. Lyle and Helen’s initial motivation to capture people’s stories originated from a trip in 2006 when they recorded a short story. Helen recalls that:

“It was a sad and tragic event through which a brave and inspirational couple coped and persevered. We just wanted to write it down.”

Helen started using a recorder to capture every word as she quietly interviewed and listened to people talk about their lives. She wanted her writing to reflect the way people speak.

Dedicated to the Australian country people who have made this book possible.
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An Australian legacy

[/fusion_text][fusion_text]Helen’s stories have already been listed with the National Archives, due to their historical value and significance.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ layout=”1_3″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”yes” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=””][fusion_button link=”https://kentsaddlery.com.au/products/book-helen-kent-stories-of-australian-country-people/” color=”default” size=”” stretch=”” type=”” shape=”” target=”_self” title=”” button_gradient_top_color=”” button_gradient_bottom_color=”” button_gradient_top_color_hover=”” button_gradient_bottom_color_hover=”” accent_color=”” accent_hover_color=”” bevel_color=”” border_width=”” icon=”” icon_position=”left” icon_divider=”no” modal=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”1″ animation_offset=”” alignment=”left” class=”” id=””]Order A Copy![/fusion_button][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container background_color=”” background_image=”https://kentsaddlery.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Truck-Outback.jpg” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.5″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”center center” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”30%” padding_bottom=”10px” padding_left=”” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”2_3″ layout=”2_3″ last=”no” spacing=”no” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”15px” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=””][fusion_text]

Going the extra mile… since 1988

[/fusion_text][fusion_text]It is more than a unique tradition… it is iconic…![/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ layout=”1_3″ last=”yes” spacing=”no” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=””][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”10px” padding_bottom=”10px” padding_left=”” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”3_5″ layout=”3_5″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”20px” margin_top=”14px” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”up” animation_speed=”0.7″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=””][fusion_text]Queensland’s family-owned business Kent Saddlery is the only saddlery in Australia that with their travelling shop covers huge distances across northern Australia, reaching Queensland’s Gulf and Channel Country, the Northern Territory and Western Australia’s Kimberley and Pilbara regions.

Every year since 1991, Lyle and Helen Kent have made this extensive trek, taking their travelling shop into the outback, visiting up to 140 cattle stations on each journey.  Their annual trip has become more than a welcome tradition at every station they visit. Not only because no other saddlery companies or hawkers are prepared to commit to travelling the huge miles, but more so, because Lyle and Helen have established so many friendships with a vast number of station people right throughout Northern Australia.

Lyle and Helen have always had a genuine affinity for country people and the places in which they live and they admire their resilience and hardworking ways.

If anyone was in the position to produce a book about country people of northern Australia; sharing their stories and way of life, it would be Lyle and Helen Kent….[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”2_5″ layout=”2_5″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”10px” margin_top=”14px” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=””][fusion_testimonials design=”clean” backgroundcolor=”#ffffff” textcolor=”” random=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_testimonial name=”” avatar=”image” image=”https://kentsaddlery.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Testimonial-Lyle-200×200.jpg” image_border_radius=”round” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]“People in the bush are different, unique; some who haven’t been educated have such amazing memories and are great story tellers. I always have and still today get a buzz when we drive down the station driveways.”
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Each story is unique. We have tried to capture that uniqueness, bringing people’s character to life.[/fusion_testimonial][fusion_testimonial name=”Mike Shaw” avatar=”none” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”Spring Creek Station, East Kimberley” link=”” target=”_self”]Most of the stories are about ordinary, hard-working people – just good bush people. 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Printed and published in Australia

[/fusion_text][fusion_text]A great gift for a loved one…

Or treat yourself by adding some memorable Australian country stories to your book collection!

Over 35 stories beautifully presented in full colour, hard cover, 220 pages.[/fusion_text][fusion_button link=”https://kentsaddlery.com.au/products/book-helen-kent-stories-of-australian-country-people/” color=”default” size=”” stretch=”” type=”” shape=”” target=”_blank” title=”” button_gradient_top_color=”” button_gradient_bottom_color=”” button_gradient_top_color_hover=”” button_gradient_bottom_color_hover=”” accent_color=”” accent_hover_color=”” bevel_color=”” border_width=”” icon=”” icon_position=”left” icon_divider=”no” modal=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”1″ animation_offset=”” alignment=”left” class=”” id=””]ORDER A COPY![/fusion_button][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]