Lindsay Laurie

Biography

Born in the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne in 1946 and as a child I lived at Deer Park before my family moved to Longwarry in West Gippsland. I have one brother who was born at the Warragul Hospital in 1948.

For forty-five years I lived at Longwarry, being educated at the Longwarry State School and the Drouin High School. I left school at sixteen and for thirty years worked in the dairy industry at Longwarry Milk Factory, employed by four company’s working as a butter maker, dryer operator and at times either a cream room or milk room operator. I never moved but the companies did. For four tomato seasons I worked for White Crow as an evaporator operator. Ill health with a muscle wasting disease forced me to retire eventually.

My sporting interests have always been Australian Rules football, Cricket and playing Basketball. I played all my football and cricket for Longwarry, but played basketball for a number of clubs.

My hobbies over the years have ranged from keeping aviary birds, especially finches, growing native fruit plants as well as attempting to grow everything I could from either seed or cuttings. I am one of the founding members of the modern and very successful Longwarry fishing club that in it’s first three years won a number of state trophies. My preference was river fishing for either blackfish or the Gippsland freshwater crayfish.

I have been married twice. My first marriage failed after seven years and from that marriage I have three children, Karen, Janet and Brad. My second marriage with Joy has seen a long and happy period of thirty-two years. We have three children, Teresa, Glenn and Megan, plus nine grand children, and a tenth grand child due.

I also keep in constant touch with my brother Ron, who lives in Melbourne. He is a constant source of information toward my writing.

From 1993 until 2010 I lived in Irymple Victoria, and today, I am back in my home town Longwarry in Gippsland and because of my disability, I spend most of my time writing about the people in my life, and of course as you will read, fictional people who I do not wish to have in my life through this Creek family.

November 1 2012

Lindsay Laurie.

Books

Creek Culture Fifth Selection
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Series: Creek Culture, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,200. Language: Australian English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
creek culture is a selection of humorous tales based on burra creek and his family who are light fingered; have debatable morals, and have a tendency to come off second best in their dubious escapades.
Creek Culture Fourth Selection
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Series: Creek Culture, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,520. Language: Australian English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
creek culture is a selection of humorous tales based on burra creek and his family who are light fingered; have debatable morals, and have a tendency to come off second best in their dubious escapades.
Creek Culture Third Selection
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Series: Creek Culture, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,540. Language: Australian English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
creek culture is a selection of humorous tales based on burra creek and his family who are light fingered; have debatable morals, and have a tendency to come off second best in their dubious escapades.
Creek Culture Second Selection
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Series: Creek Culture, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,600. Language: Australian English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
creek culture is a selection of humorous tales based on burra creek and his family who are light fingered; have debatable morals, and have a tendency to come off second best in their dubious escapades.
Reptales
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,490. Language: Australian English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
poems to highlight our scaly friends who are never far away from us in their hiding places and inadvertently frighten the living daylights out of many of us if we happen to stumble across them enjoying their favoured pastime; sun-baking.
Go on... take the Bait!
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,540. Language: Australian English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
a selection of poems related to angling and observance from the banks of rivers, creeks, and estuaries particularly in the west gippsland district, with simple recipes to accommodate your catch.
Creek Culture First Selection
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Series: Creek Culture, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,870. Language: Australian English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
creek culture is a selection of humorous tales based on burra creek and his family who are light fingered; have debatable morals, and have a tendency to come off second best in their dubious escapades.
Punchline Joke Poetry Fifth Selection
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Series: Punchline Joke Poetry, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,610. Language: Australian English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
If you enjoy a good laugh from a punchline then I am sure you will get a kick out of these poems.
Where Chocolate Lily's Grow
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,040. Language: Australian English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational
Where Chocolate Lily’s Grow is based in a time when life revolved around the village that an eleven year boy is growing up in. This is his story told as he progresses through grade five at his primary school.
Punchline Joke Poetry Fourth Selection
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Series: Punchline Joke Poetry, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: Australian English. Published: December 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
If you enjoy a good laugh from a punchline then I am sure you will get a kick out of these poems.
Ferals on the Farm
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,870. Language: Australian English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
‘ferals on the farm’ is a collection of stories written as poetry through the eyes of a twelve-year-old boys’ experiences with his family, relations, and friends. the poems reflect from humorous to sad times that occur with the running of a small family farm.
Lotto Troppo
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Series: When the Creeks are Running, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 362,890. Language: Australian English. Published: December 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
fictional dark humour based on the adventures of burra creek and his family. burra is a sexist, insensitive, womanizing, self centered petty thief whose pursuits almost entirely end up in tears.
Punchline Joke Poetry Third Selection
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Series: Punchline Joke Poetry, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: Australian English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
if you enjoy a good laugh from a punchline then i am sure you will get a kick out of these poems.
Punchline Joke Poetry Second Selection
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Series: Punchline Joke Poetry, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,540. Language: Australian English. Published: December 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
If you enjoy a good laugh from a punchline then I am sure you will get a kick out of these poems.
Punchline Joke Poetry First Selection
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Series: Punchline Joke Poetry, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,020. Language: Australian English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
If you enjoy a good laugh from a punchline then I am sure you will get a kick out of these poems.
Ghost Train
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Series: When the Creeks are Running, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 230,860. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
fictional dark humour based on the adventures of burra creek and his family. burra is a sexist, insensitive, womanizing, self centered petty thief whose pursuits almost entirely end up in tears.
Forest, Stream, and Open Spaces
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,010. Language: Australian English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
a selection of picturesque poems relating to the Australian environment.
Billabrook Traps
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Series: When the Creeks are Running, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 196,840. Language: Australian English. Published: November 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
fictional dark humour based on the adventures of burra creek and his family. burra is a sexist, insensitive, womanizing, self centered petty thief whose pursuits almost entirely end up in tears.
Raffling Couriers
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Series: When the Creeks are Running, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 185,640. Language: Australian English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
fictional dark humour based on the adventures of burra creek and his family. burra is a sexist, insensitive, womanizing, self centered petty thief whose pursuits almost entirely end up in tears.
Rush to Fairy Dell
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Series: When the Creeks are Running, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 98,850. Language: Australian English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
fictional dark humour based on the adventures of burra creek and his family. burra is a sexist, insensitive, womanizing, self centered petty thief whose pursuits almost entirely end up in tears.
The Carnage from Fords Beach
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Series: When the Creeks are Running, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 99,490. Language: Australian English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
fictional dark humour based on the adventures of burra creek and his family. burra is a sexist, insensitive, womanizing, self centered petty thief whose pursuits almost entirely end up in trouble and tears.

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