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Great Australian Bush Funeral Stories

Great Australian Stories

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'Marsh knows how to spin a yarn' - Gold Coast Bulletin We're nearing the end of the service and so I step closer in to do the last 'ashes to ashes and dust to dust' bit. Just as I get to the edge of the grave, the soil gives away and in I go. Well, they reckon I was like a kangaroo. I hardly missed a beat. I went down into the grave like that, hit the coffin and I bounded back out in one big leap. And I'm now standing back up beside the grave, trying not to shake, while I continue with the service: 'Ashes to ashes, dust to dust'.

Death doesn't mean the end of memorable stories from the bush. In fact, often it's just the beginning.

These tales from police officers, nurses, funeral directors, priests, gravediggers and those left behind, show that bush ingenuity comes to the fore when coping with corpses that won't cooperate or can't be found, bodies that don't stay buried, and weather and wildlife trying to sabotage the best-planned funerals. This memorable and eye-opening collection of real-life accounts of passing away and saying goodbye in the Australian bush is by turns, poignant, bizarre, heartbreaking and hilarious.

Great Australian Bush Funeral Stories
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  • $16.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: History
  • Published: 01 September 2018
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Seller: HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Great Australian Stories
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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