The stories in this book are about real people, and hail from back in days gone by. These were good friends and comrades who stuck together; they came from all walks of life, worked hard, drank hard – and fought at the drop of a hat.
They toiled in the outback of Australia on construction jobs building roads and railways, and dams and harbours for the iron ore industry; they laboured in gold and copper mines, as stockmen on giant cattle stations, as fishermen around the north coast and in many other professions, some legal and some otherwise.
Not your average law-abiding and God-fearing citizens, these were real Aussies of the outback.
The stories have been fictionalised to protect those still in the land of the living.