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Extended Audio Sample The Mailman of the Birdsville Track (Unabridged), by Kristin Weidenbach
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kristin Weidenbach Narrator: Peter Hosking Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Birdsville Track is one of the best-known - and loneliest - tracks in Australia, and for 20 years Tom Kruse was the mailman, battling the searing heat, floods, and mechanical breakdowns. He made the run every fortnight, and was a lifeline to the isolated settlements and stations along the way, delivering everything from letters to essential supplies. The Track is still just that - a track through the desert and sandhills. Tom began in the days before reliable vehicles, good communication, and air access in case of emergency. He made running repairs of his truck, he loaded and unloaded tons of stores to ferry his cargo across flooded creeks. He kept people in touch with the outside world - and was sometimes caught up in the grief of a lonely death.

Tom Kruse always got the mail through - come drought, hell, or high waters. This is truly a classic Australian story and captures part of our history that is fast vanishing.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Belinda | 8/24/2012

    " A fascinating man, I'm amazed at the strength and the effort he had to deal with every day. He's truly a real Australian. "

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