“Old Days, Old Ways”
Allen & Unwin Rrp. $29.99
Alex Nicol has is a great yarn spinner. Essentially a radio man, starting as a trainee with the ABC, then started All Ways On A Sunday radio program for yonks and then became the station manager of the ABC Orange.
He’s also worked as a jackeroo, a sheep and wool officer for the NSW Department of Agriculture, and liason officer with the wheat Board. So he’s collected a lot of bush and yarns from all around his travels in Australia.
He’s turned material into internationally successful plays and now – a book, stories from his radio days in the bush.
It is another bygone era, but charming and will no doubt, bring back memories for readers, of more simple and tough times, recounted with a smile and a self deprecating story. As only Aussies can.