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Scams Rorts and Cons

Great Australian Scams, Cons & Rorts

Australia is the birthplace and setting of some of the wildest, craziest and least-likely-to-succeed cons and rorts in history. From the cleverest double-crosses to the most unlikely and maddest schemes, master storyteller Jim Haynes reminds us that we've never been shy of pulling a trick or two.

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$37.00 express posted anywhere in Australia

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Great Australian Scams Rorts and Cons Unbelievable Stories Gallipoli Yarns Best Australian Yarns Aviation Stories

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Kids Verse

The Big Book of Aussie Kids Verse

The most comprehensive, authoritative and definitive book of poetry ever published in Australia for children. In this wonderfully eclectic collection the famous rub shoulders with schoolyard rhymes, alphabets and nonsense verse. All in all over 600 of the best verses for children in the English language have been especially chosen for Aussie kids. Unashamedly the emphasis is on Australian history and heritage - from Banjo Paterson and C J Dennis right down to Max Fatchen and Colin Thiel - but Hilaire Belloc, Rudyard Kipling, Spike Milligan and Robert Louis Stevenson are never far away

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$45.00 express posted anywhere in Australia

Unbelievable Stories

Australia's most unbelievable true stories

The ultimate collection of unbelievable true Australian stories : the unknown, the forgotten and the surprising.

Did you know that in 1932 the Australian Army was called out to wage war on an invading army of 20,000.....emus? Or that the first royal personage to arrive in Australia was the King of Iceland and he came as a convict? And how about the spooky phenomenon of the mischief-making Guyra Ghost?

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$40.00 posted anywhere in Australia


There are just 4 complete sets of  'TRAINS AND BOATS AND PLANES AND TRUCKS'

Best Australian Sea Stories,
Best Australian Trucking Stories,
Best Australian Aviation Stories
All Aboard - Tales of Australian Railways

- $80 including express postage.

Best Australian Sea Stories Trucking Stories Aviation Stories

Big book of Australiain racing stories

The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories

In these stories, full of the humour and romance of the track, Jim reminds of the great champions, the tragedies, and the unique characters (equine and human) of racing. Here are stories of famous races and jockeys, touts and urgers, nose-to-nose battles and a rort or two, as well as country race meeting where anything can happen.

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$40.00 posted anywhere in Australia

Best Australian Yarns and other True Stories

Another in the Jim Haynes Series of "Best Australian stories"

Best Australian Yarns and Other True Stories

A substantial and definitive collection of factual and fanciful Aussie stories, humour and anecdotist result of Jim Haynes’ decades of researching popular Australian culture and history and yarning to mates and other colourful characters from all parts of Australia and all walks of life.

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$40.00 posted anywhere in Australia

Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories

The Best Gallipoli Yarns and Forgotten Stories

It is a collection of stories and verse, which tell the ‘story’ of the Gallipoli campaign, with the events in chronological order, for the layman, or any Australian who has ever wondered what happened at Gallipoli, what it was like, and why it is so important to all Aussies.

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$40.00 posted anywhere in Australia

Jim's latest book

Great Australian Aviation Stories - $40 posted anywhere in Australia


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The cD selection

The Essential Jim Haynes or the Non-Essential Jim Haynes

$20 each posted

The Essential Jim Haynes

20 Songs You Wish You Had Forgotten

At Last! All the songs Jim performs regularly plus the songs most associated with him over his career - on one CD! Cheryl Went Feral, The Fish Song, Wagga Wagga, Losing It, Colonoscopy ... the duets with Wayne Horsburgh, Beccy Cole and Melanie Dyer and a dozen more!!

Non Essential Jim Haynes

20 Songs You Wish You Had Never Heard

All the songs misguided nostalgic people still ask for regularly like Weelabarabak For Me, Too Much Pumpkin in the Pumpkin Scones, Going Back To My Wife, Homebush Hero, It's Nothing Serious and The Cheryl Kernot Song! And 13 more!


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