Here are stories of Australian outback life, presented in Patty's unique style of bush verse.
The stories will stir memories for those readers who have experience of a time when telephones and electricity supplies were considered luxury items in remote areas. For others it will be a glimpse into everyday life of bush families in times before.
Here are snippets of daily life - enjoyed without luxuries, with never a complaint, a life full of simple joys, happiness and love.
Patricia (Patty) Jones lives in Charleville in outback Queensland.
The first thirty years of her life were spent on remote outback station properties - Old Bando, Minetta, Old Outstation - in south west Queensland, Australia.
When her brother, Kerry developed a brain tumour, the family moved to live in Charleville.
Kylie was a bush kid from the far outback of Australia. She loved riding her bicycle on the long distance camping trips - that took us to the next job.. She loved writing stories she could share with other children. Kylie did her schooling by distance education. On our trips (bikes being our only transport ) she did her lessons sitting under any convenient shady shrub . Several times during the long summer school holidays we camped in a city. Here Kylie would get a newspaper delivery round. Kylie wrote “A Bunch of Battlers” based on her experiences in the bush and in the city, “Trekking To The Sunset”, “Rascal” and “Flashing Pedals” are fiction based things that she did.. When Kylie developed a fatal illness she showed great courage, that carried us both through. Kylie asked that I get her stories published so other children could enjoy them. On her website Kylie wrote of “my musings on life, God, poems, ponderings, & thinkings..” Kylie's Mum.
Crossing Borders 7 Published July 08, 2014
Cloud Dreaming Published March 11, 2014
A Bunch of Battlers Published June 05, 2013
Flashing Pedals Published April 17, 2013
Trekking to the Sunset Published March 23, 2013
Rascal Published March 22, 2013
Top End Romance Published March 21, 2013
Twins Sail Into Adventure Published March 20, 2013
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