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Gunnedah Hero by [Tucker, Clancy]
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4.3 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Length: 215 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Fourteen-year-old Gunnedah ‘Gunnie’ Danson is despondent because he has an assignment on the drought. As a ‘Townie’ he knows nothing about the affects of this blight on the rural industry; but that is about to change. When he returns home from school he receives a surprise gift.

His late grandfather has left him a box containing a manuscript. It was written by Gunnie’s great-great-grandfather, Smokey ‘Gun’ Danson after his journey up the long paddock as a fourteen-year-old drover; during a harsh drought in 1910. At the back of the manuscript is an envelope. It’s NOT to be opened until Gunnie has read the entire story.
Gunnie spends the weekend at Wiralee Station; a cattle station that’s been in the family since 1848. There, he reads the awesome manuscript and learns of Smokey’s adventurous journey. But while he is at Wiralee, he learns more than he bargained for. The family cattle station is under threat. Will the contents of the mysterious envelope save it?
'Highly Commended’ in the FAW Jim Hamilton Award - 2007 National Literary Awards.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1534 KB
  • Print Length: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Morris Publishing Australia; 1 edition (6 February 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0076E8URI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,830 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By tracy on 21 September 2015
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This was a great book. I couldn't put it down.
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Australian author - Clancy Tucker has struck gold again with Gunnedah Hero. Once again Clancy takes us on an emotional roller-coaster ride of emotions. Only in Gunnedah Hero, you find yourself riding the big-dipper throughout most of it.
After a crippling snake bite Smokey Danson is sent out onto the long paddock with a small herd of cattle; to save them from certain death from the drought; & the farm from losing their valuable asset - the cattle. This task is made even more difficult because young Smokey is only 14 years old.
Gunnedah Hero tells his tale; conjointly with Smokey's 14 year old great-great grandson reading his journal. Its an amazing story of courage; heartbreak; friendship & fulfilled promises. Young Gunnedah (or Gunnie as he is known) has no idea of why he is bequeathed the journal; nor of the path its ownership would ultimately lead him but, much like his ancestor, he is up for the challenge.
Throughout the journal Smokey recounts losing his working dog (Sam), who died saving Smokey from a snake. Smokey has to leave him, but pledges to return & take him home. Smokey encounters ruthless characters; illness; rustlers & more. He also mets & makes life long friends; solves a twin murder that is decades old & discovers the value of family; friends & animals.
You will not be able to read this book & not shed a tear. It is masterfully written by a talented author who possesses the incredible ability to tell a story that; not only captivates you from its inaugural page; but one that will stay with you forever. To say that I loved this book would be an understatement. If I could give this book 10 stars out of 5; I would.
Even if you are not Australian, you will love Gunnedah Hero.
Gunnedah Hero would make a great movie.
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Excellent story of the can't put down variety. As an Aussie, tales of life on the "long paddock" drives are very popular, especially those
Of us who lived during the times they took place. Tough young Assie youth did their families proud and we should remember
those great times on the drove and. The youngsters who grew into men on the drove.
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A gripping read told through the eyes of a young boy. Have great difficulty putting it down, almost at end and trying to delay the end
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A children's book containing some information about the Gunnedah NSW area
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Make a good boys book but a bit far fetched for an adults book.
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