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Author Hawkins, Raymond, author

Title The electronic swagman : a man, a dog, the road and a lot of dead people / Raymond Hawkins
Published Braddon, A.C.T. : Halstead, [2012]
Braddon, Australian Capital Territory : Halstead Press, [2012]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  910.92 Hawkin Haw/Esa  Unavailable C19
Description 142 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents Leaving -- Blue Mountains -- Blackheath Cemetery -- Go west -- Gardens of stone -- Childhood -- Bathurst Cemetery -- Bushrangers -- St. Aloysius College -- The Dunera boys -- Lake Mungo -- My father -- Dadirri -- Menindee to Wilcannia -- Broken Hill -- Drugs -- Broken Hill Cemetery -- Yunta -- Rock and Roll -- Flinders to Farina -- Marree-Lake Eyre -- Recovery -- Coward Springs to Coober Pedy -- Coober Pedy -- The dingo fence - Moon plain - The Painted Desert -- Oddna bloody Datta --- The Sydney Opera House and beyond -- Salvation -- Mum and grief -- The duck/quack kids -- The Alice -- Stuart Town Cemetery -- We go travelling -- Hermannsburg Cemetery -- Finishing up -- Epilogue Six months later
Summary This is a raw memior of a complex life, a search for home, a uelogy to lonely souls buried in outback grave and an ode to a beautiful dog. The present is the journey of a man. The past is Raymond's memior revealed with tales of counter culture, drugs, and his encounters with diversed characters all around Australia. This book also seeks to capture Australia ; its complexity, characters, landscape and paradoxes
Analysis Australian
Audience Adult
Subject Albrecht, F. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm), 1894-1984
Booth, Stephen.
Hawkins, Raymond -- Travel.
Hawkins, Raymond.
Kriss, David Jungala
Malbunka, Ezekiel
Malbunka, Herman
Pappin, Gary
Pappin, Mary
Pearce, Betty
Possum Tjapaltjarri, Johnny
Stockton, Eugene (Eugene Daniel)
Strehlow, C. (Carl), 1871-1922.
Strehlow, T. G. H. (Theodor George Henry), 1908-1978.
Ungunmerr-Baumann, Miriam-Rose, 1950-
Wilson, John.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Social conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Social conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- South Australia -- Social conditions.
Pets and travel.
Travel -- Biography.
Australia -- Description and travel.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes.
Northern Territory -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781920831974 (paperback)