Lindsay Johannsen

Biography

There's not a lot to tell really, though on reflection, looking back on it through the lens of one’s recollections and memories, the whole business seems more akin to an extended Huckleberry Finn adventure, but set in the vastness of Central Australia.

Born, raised and schooled in Alice Springs; taken from the leafy glades of learning mid-way through Year-eight to work at my father's remote little copper mine; later employed for some years driving his cattle-hauling road trains – him having pioneered road trains and the cattle hauling business (see "Kurt Johannsen: A Son of the Red Centre").
Married in the fullness of time; built a bush homestead on the northern edge of the Simpson Desert and raised a family there, all while running a small tungsten mining business and provisioning the hundred or so Aboriginal people local to the area who adopted us.
Sold our mine and homestead a few years after the kids had flown the coop, acquired a forty foot (12m) touring coach, converted it into a big steel-wheel mobeel Palaise-de-passion motor home and took to the roads of this great land of Oz - in the main visiting our offspring (most of whom had moved to coastal regions), our grandchildren generally and a couple of great grandies, plus various friends and associates from years gone by.

So these days all I have to do is keep the missus happy – my Bride my Precious Lamb and Flower of the Early Mid Morning.
"Anywhere you wish, my darling," I tell her. "You just say the word and we'll be on our way."
So it's free as the breeze, we are now, out and about having wild and exciting adventures and being amazingly cool generally.

Best job I ever had.

Where to buy in print


Books

The Adventures of Billy Boiglebird and his Small Automatic Wind Powered Galactic Space-Shrink Transporter Gizmo
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Price: Free! Words: 4,070. Language: Australian English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
I wrote this story for my great grandchildren and they enjoyed it immensely. Your little grandies might like it too. And you may even find it amusing yourself … or enjoy reading it to your young’ns, anyway. (…and let me say, dear reader, that you do so with my very warmest compliments.) L.J.
My Lying Bathroom Mirror (M)
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Price: Free! Words: 220. Language: Australian English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short poem, wif words what rhymes even, in celebration of your visit to my Smashwords Page.
My Lying Bathroom Mirror (F)
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Price: Free! Words: 230. Language: Australian English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short poem, wif words what rhymes even, in celebration of your visit to my Smashwords Page.
The Curious Affair of Scuppers Bilgewater and the Lesser Speckled Dunk Island Scrub Hen
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Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: Australian English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
In my earlier days I was quite the foolhardy young rake and had a great many outrageously wild and exciting adventures. This is not one of them.
A Bushman's Tail
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Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: Australian English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00 from 1 review)
All countries have some interesting local characters out in their rural back blocks, but these two somewhat defective old-timers are in a league of their own.
Uncle Jasper and the Eighty Acres
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Price: Free! Words: 6,570. Language: Australian English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A look at the old rascal's life… not so much wasted, exactly; more seemingly let drift. Yet things are not always as they might seem…
McCullock's Gold
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Price: Free! Words: 90,690. Language: Australian English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
McCullock’s gold is an Australian murder mystery set on the northern edge of the Simpson Desert. There’s an abandoned 4x4, its missing driver, some missing gold, some bad guys and some bodies - plus a smart-arse Aboriginal mechanic who helps the local bush copper solve it all, while at the same time trying not to divulge any of the sensitive cultural information lying at the heart of the affair.

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