Ok, I'm putting up a new post because I am tired of looking at the same old one whenever I enter my Blog! (which I do in order to access all of the other Blogs I like to check). That's really the only reason :)
However, I have chosen to post about something that I don't think is boring at all. You might, but I hope not...
My mother's only sibling is about 76 years old, and is living in a small house by a river down in rural New South Wales. He's too unwell over recent months to continue typing up the autobiographical stories he began to record in more recent years - but the stories he has recorded are worth reading and so I'd like to share them, with his permission.
Uncle Doug left home at age 14, determined to seek out his fortune, or at least some adventure. Among other things he was a swagman (a swaggie), a jackaroo and roustabout, a crocodile hunter, a gold miner, a sheep shearer, a cane cutter, and a pearl diver. His life has been interesting and full of adventure. It's also very much an Australian story.
The text uses Uncle Doug's own words and grammar, with a small amount of editing only.
'Starting a New Life
Captain Jonson and his World Famous Royal Dancing Ducks.