Tales From The Tar Baby "...Up The Track"

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Being memories and observations from selected events and personal experiences gathered during trips from Alice Springs to Darwin over one's lifetime, fifteen hundred K's from the Red Heart to the Top End – most recently in our retirement motor-home Tar Baby. How boring, thinks you. And so did I at first, but as I started writing I began to remember things, some recent and others from my childhood…
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Language: Australian English
ISBN: 9781311450265
About Lindsay Johannsen

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.

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Review by: John Toad on May 14, 2015 :
Fantastic book. My sister did that trip about 8 years ago, her only visit to Australia. Drove from Adelaide to Darwin in a mini bus she bought cheap, broke down once, waited two days for spare parts and sold the mini bus back in Adelaide before she got back on the plane. Got the same price she paid for it.
She still talks about it and says it was the best trip of her life.
This was a great read for me.
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Review by: Anita Hasch on April 22, 2015 :
5 out of 5 for this super eBook
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Review by: Anita Hasch on April 22, 2015 :
Super book about traveling the outback in a converted bus. Super pictures of the outback. Really enjoyed this eBook.
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