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Danny lives on a cattle station in the middle of the Australian outback, where everyone’s getting ready for the annual muster. But this year, everything is different: because Danny’s beloved older brother Jonny has died in a farm accident, and nobody talks about it: because his fouteen year old sister is pregnant, and about to be packed off to Alice Springs in disgrace: because his mother can’t cope, and has decided to hire a housegirl… and what they get is a wide-eyed English backpacker called Liz. She has no idea what she’s let herself in for. Neither do they.
The Outback is not a place with any definite boundary. When Australians refer to the Outback, they mean the enormous regions of the country that are far away from the sorts of services, transport and facilities that people expect to find in urban areas. Find out who lives in the Outback, how they survive and why they choose to live in one of the harshest but most beautiful places on Earth.
These people are very different, but they have much in common. They're the salt of the outback, but they're not from long ago and far away. You can rub shoulders with them here and now. They're our outback legends. Immerse yourself in these armchair travels and heart-warming life stories as Evan McHugh, bestselling author of Outback Heroes and Outback Pioneers, catches up with some of the most remarkable and inspiring characters our country has to offer. Meet icons such as boxing impresario Fred Brophy, who turned 'You can't' into 'I will', to Shannon Warnest, world champion shearer. Discover unsung heroes such as 'mother of the Barkly' Bernadette Burke, convenor of one of the world's biggest women's networks, and nurse June Andrew, who has dedicated a lifetime to running a remote health service, often single-handedly. You may not have heard of some of these people but you'll be enriched by meeting them now. Outback Legends is a unique and colourful celebration of Aussie characters who've earned themselves a reputation for their achievements and contributions in the most far-flung and challenging corners of our country. None of the people in this book has sought fame but every one of them deserves it.
Rookie Reporter - Jack Started Fiver For A Farmer - YouTube - 930 views - 29/10/2020 - by Behind the News
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Sydney schoolboy Jack Berne was just 10 years old when he launched 'A Fiver for a Farmer' - a charity initiative that raised close to $2 million for locals on the land. Jack is now gearing up to launch his brand new initiative and this time, he's going old school.
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Jack Berne isn’t your typical 11 year old. He has achieved something most adults might never – raising $1.7 MILLION dollars for Aussie Farmers impacted by drought via his cause “A Fiver for a Farmer”. Jack hasn’t stopped there, he’s campaigned on national television and even met with Prime Minister Scott Morrison to ask some hard questions about draught policy. Clarks is asking their loyal customers to dig deep and do what they can to support Jack in his endeavour to support our Farmers impacted by drought via Drought Angels.
Jack hopes the initiative will be a valuable tool for the mental health of kids across the country.
“It’s just someone to talk to.
“Sometimes you don’t want to talk to mum and dad, [so] you talk to your pen pal. It’s great.”
But now, the 12 year old is one of 430 children picked across the world to contribute to a global campaign for Lego called Rebuild the World, which showcases* a 4m installation* of a globe.
Farming in WA & Australia
In 2021Landline celebrates 30 years telling stories about farming, agriculture, food, economics, innovation, climate, infrastructure and communities from Australia's rural and regional heartland. Presented by Pip Courtney.
I was out the wheatbelt for work so I took a little bit of video and threw it together quickly. Still waiting for a proper break to the season. Its a bit dry. The Danish flag is due to the Danish backpacker working on the farm.
Podcast: Fiver for a Farmer founder Jack Berne comes up with an ingenious new way to connect kids in the bush