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Author Parkes, Ian, 1934-

Title A youth not wasted / Ian Parkes
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : Fourth Estate/HarperCollins Publishers, 2012
Sydney, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  636.0092 Parkes Par/Ynw  AVAILABLE
Description 341 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary A Youth Not Wasted is Ian Parkes' story of how he left home, aged 16, to become a jackaroo on a merino stud in the South Australian outback.Tough, tender, laugh-out-loud funny one minute, poignant the next, his memoir is both a ripping yarn and a love letter to the bush - to a time when a young stockman worked side-by-side with Aboriginal trackers and a big social event was a day out at the races with your mates
Analysis Australian
Notes "A memoir" -- Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 341)
Subject Parkes, Ian, 1934-
Parkes, Ian.
Country life -- Australia -- South Australia -- Biography.
Country life -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Biography.
Cowboys -- Australia -- Biography.
Herders -- Australia -- Biography.
Jackeroos -- Australia -- Biography.
Livestock workers -- Australia -- Biography.
Ranchers -- Australia -- Biography.
Sheep ranches -- Australia -- South Australia -- Anecdotes.
Sheep ranches -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Anecdotes.
Stockmen -- Australia -- Biography
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 0732295343
9780732295349 (paperback)