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Great Australian Outback Teaching Stories
by Bill 'Swamp' Marsh | Nonfiction
Registered by Needle-n-Thread of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 4/12/2017
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by Needle-n-Thread from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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From beyond the black stump to the Australian Alps; in schools on stations, missions, mines and over the air, it takes a special kind of person to be an outback teacher.
Back then, not only did we have to teach the three Rs but also sewing, arts and craft, music, physical education - you name it. Plus there were the duties of gardener, cleaner, nurse, registrar, office administrator, free milk dispenser, librarian and, on occasions, school bus driver. Oh, and in one school I was even responsible for 'mother craft'. And being male and just nineteen, as I was at the time, you might imagine my surprise when a young girl asked me, 'Sir, what's the best milk for babies?'
Master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has travelled the width and breadth of Australia to bring together yet another memorable collection of stories. This time he has met with many of our extraordinary outback teachers and their students whose recollections so perfectly capture those special days of growing up in the bush. 


Journal Entry 2 by Needle-n-Thread at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

7 out of 10

Great Australian Outback Teaching Stories contains lots of short stories about schools in isolated places, mostly one teacher schools in parts of Australia where in early days there was no education for isolated children.
The teachers had to teach all subjects, as well as on occasions driving the school bus, etc, as well as many other duties.
It's an interesting read. 


Journal Entry 3 by Needle-n-Thread at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Released 11 mos ago (11/20/2017 UTC) at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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Journal Entry 4 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

5 out of 10

It is sometimes good to have a book that can be picked up and put down and this is one of those. I left it at my mother's house, which meant I always had a book to read when I visited. After several months I finally finished reading it.
This was not my favourite in this series. My most negative comment was that the stories all seemed to be spoken in the same voice. I pictured an older male voice of limited education. Not all the people whose stories were being told were male. Do so many people use the expression, "Me and my...", instead of the more correct, "My...and I"? Especially as many were teachers. I found that annoying.
An entertaining read, but I will take a rest from this series for a while. I do have another book in the series (given to me) and when I finally get to read it, I will see if I enjoy that more. (I have enjoyed some others more.) 


Journal Entry 5 by winggoldenwattlewing at School of the Air in Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, May 21, 2018

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Released 5 mos ago (5/22/2018 UTC) at School of the Air in Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia

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