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Roughnecks, Rolling Stones & Rouseabouts By John A. Lee,

  • Title: Roughnecks, Rolling Stones & Rouseabouts
  • Author: John A. Lee
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the late 1930 s John A Lee was on the air every Sunday night He talked about the swagger days in New Zealand and related subjects His broadcasts proved popular and when he asked listeners to contribute their own experiences the letters poured in This book, in part, is a distillation of those letters What we get is a fascinating side of our country s story, coveringIn the late 1930 s John A Lee was on the air every Sunday night He talked about the swagger days in New Zealand and related subjects His broadcasts proved popular and when he asked listeners to contribute their own experiences the letters poured in This book, in part, is a distillation of those letters What we get is a fascinating side of our country s story, covering at road level, as it were, the good and bad times of the 1860 s onwards The Roughnecks are the pioneer work force, swag carriers to a man at certain stages of New Zealand s growth The Rolling Stones are the professional swaggers Legendary characters such as Shiner and Barney Whiterats The Roustabouts are a miscellany of blokes from the gold diggers and wagoners to the harvesters and bush whackers Full of illustrations, brilliant text anecdotes, little known station ballads and first hand descriptions of a hatter and of experiences on the swag.
    Roughnecks Rolling Stones Rouseabouts In the late s John A Lee was on the air every Sunday night He talked about the swagger days in New Zealand and related subjects His broadcasts proved popular and when he asked listeners to contri

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    1. A fascinating book about a little recorded period of New Zealand history.During the late 1800s boom and crash times plagued the NZ ecnonomy dues to it s dependency on exports in only a few resources like wool and timber.Roughnecks, Rolling Stones Rouseabouts were the swaggers , the men who would walk the land looking for work, sometimes living on the road for decades.For many it became simply a way of life for them The book talks about their lives, the characters and how it effected NZ culture a [...]

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