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Author Johnston, Ian M., 1935-

Title Tractors, kalashnikovs and green tea : my life of tractors and travels / Ian M. Johnston
Edition First edition
Published Dural Delivery Centre NSW : Rosenberg Publishing, 2011
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Authors Note; Prologue; 1 Elie; 2 Edinburgh; 3 Toil; 4 Sydney; 5 Burly; 6 The Motorcycle; 7 Some Hard Lessons; 8 Bulldog Days; 9 Back in the Bush; 10 Red Faces at Orange; 11 The Long Road to Griffith; 12 Leeton, Ludwig and Margery; 13 Old Joe; 14 Drama at the Show; 15 The End of an Era; 16 A Bad Experience; 17 Life After Lanz; 18 The Wrong Job; 19 A New Direction; 20 Green Tea and Orange Tractors; 21 The Unexpected Dilemma; 22 Chelmsford; 23 The Big Wet; 24 The Coast; 25 Journey into Fear; 26 Searching the World; 27 The Great Escape; 28 Indulgences; 29 The Farm Without Tractors
Summary This is a book about tractors, places and people. Ian Johnston is a renowned international expert on tractors. Ian begins with his boyhood in Fife and Edinburgh. He tells of venturing to Australia alone at the age of 16. His experiences as a jackaroo, a truck driver, erecting windmills and a tractor driver are full of interest and humour. And Tractors, always tractors. He brings to life the characters he meets. It was tractors that first took him to Japan and green tea. It was tractors and a visit to the Farmliner factory in Romania that introduced Ian to Kalashnikovs. Of course, he did chose
Notes Includes index
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Subject Agricultural machinery industry -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Agricultural machinery operators -- Australia -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Agriculture -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Tractors -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Biography.
Juvenile works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1922013064 (electronic bk.)
9781922013064 (electronic bk.)