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1 y separately published work icon Adventurers, Pioneers and Misfits : Australia's Most Amazing True Life Stories Jim Haynes , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2020 19846686 2020 selected work biography

'In the many years Jim has spent talking and writing about the quirkier events and people in our history, he has come across characters whose lives have amazed, surprised and amused him. This is a book about some of those people and their bizarre, remarkable and out of the ordinary lives.

'And in only the way Jim can, he's discovered that there is always more to the story than first meets the eye. Who knew, for example, that the first man hanged in Australia made an artefact now valued at over one million dollars? Or that an Australian swimmer was the highest paid act on the American vaudeville circuit and the star of the first movie ever made with a budget of one million American dollars? And that the father of the first Australian woman to serve in parliament was hanged for murder?

'These are the stories of lives that capture the heart and soul of the Australian character.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Big Book of Australia's War Stories Jim Haynes (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 17061176 2019 anthology short story

'Here, put into their historical and social context and told in layman's terms, are the stories of Australia's iconic battles and campaigns, from the time of federation to the Vietnam War. Many are still household names today, although their historical significance is a mystery to most Aussies. Some are barely remembered now but are part of our history and deserve to be told. Most importantly, this collection of entertaining, well-told stories demonstrates the extraordinary courage, resilience, stoic humour, personal heroism and sacrifice that created the legend of the Aussie digger; soldiers, sailors and airmen who did things their own way and earned the undying respect of both their allies and their enemies.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Best Australian Drinking Stories Jim Haynes (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 14551121 2018 anthology short story

'Alcohol has played a major, quite disproportionate role in the history of our nation since 1769 and our 'national character', social history and accepted cultural attitudes over those 250 years. Some of the stories in this collection celebrate the social gift of alcohol. Riotous evenings of complete surrender to Bacchus, or business deals sealed with booze, grave social occasions subverted by drink. Other stories are salutary tales that deal with the consequences of getting 'roaring drunk': the hangovers, sufferings and recriminations—the harsh realities. And still others represent the darker side of drinking and finally facing some harsh alcoholic truths. So, here is a collection of history, anecdotes, stories, verse and literature about Australian drinking. Amusing, informative, entertaining and thought-provoking, it will hopefully neither drive you to drink nor turn you away from the pleasures of alcohol in moderation.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Great Australian Scams, Cons and Rorts Jim Haynes , Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 2017 11529654 2017 single work prose

'Australia is the birthplace and setting of some of the wildest, craziest and least-likely-to-succeed cons and rorts in history. So how did a clever bushman who 'couldn't lie straight in bed' steal a thousand head of cattle and get away with it even though he was caught 'red handed'? Or how about the butcher from Wagga who passed himself off as a French-born English duke to inherit a small fortune. And then there was the small matter of a horse, a tin of paint and a million-dollar double-cross that became known as the Fine Cotton Affair. In only the way he can, Jim Haynes has collected a veritable 'Gullible's Tales' of unexpected and surprising true stories that may seem hard to believe.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Best Gallipoli Yarns and Stories Jim Haynes , Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 2015 8573634 2015 anthology autobiography short story

'They were shipped like sheep when the dawn was grey; And as the ships left Mudros Bay They squatted and perched where'er they could, And they laughed and swore as we knew they would. Knew they would- Knew they would; They laughed and swore as we knew they would. -Henry Lawson

'When 26,000 Anzac troops went ashore at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, most were going into battle for the first time. These are their yarns, poems and recollections... their stories of recruitment, their memories of life in the trenches, their accounts of the fighting and their evocations of coming home. Here are the stories of Australian nurses tending the wounded, the Light Horsemen who had to leave their mounts in Egypt, and the strange bond between the Australians and their Turkish enemy.

'This is a collection full of poignancy, horror and sadness, as well as dry Aussie humour from one of Australia's most successful storytellers. It reminds us that Gallipoli was more than a military campaign. These are the forgotten stories and yarns that give heart to the Anzac legend.' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon Australia's Best Unknown Stories : And Tales You Thought You Knew Jim Haynes , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2014 8097182 2014 anthology short story

'From Jim Haynes, one of our most successful and prolific Australiana authors, comes a collection of classic Australian stories, yarns and furphies ... all of them unknown...Things are not always as they seem, or as we've been told. Was the Ghan really named after the Afghan traders, and do we really know what the Ashes are? From the remote outback and cattle stations to coastal towns, Jim introduces us to the liars and larrikins, the bushies and the stockmen to tell the funniest, the most amazing and the eccentric stories that capture the heart of the Australian spirit.' (Publisher's summary)

1 Perhaps I'm Sentimental Jim Haynes , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 481)
1 Triple R Lady Jim Haynes , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 480)
1 The Ladies in Grey Jim Haynes , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 475)
1 Mean Mike Russell Hannah , Jim Haynes , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 474)
1 Fare Evasion Jim Haynes , Russell Hannah , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 471)
1 The Never-Never Railway Line Jim Haynes , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 468)
1 Hit for Six Jim Haynes , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 468)
1 Uncle Alex Meets Timetable Scottie Jim Haynes , Alex Hood , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 465)
1 Saved by a Cigarette Jim Haynes , Russell Hannah , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 462)
1 The End of the Line Jim Haynes , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 460)
1 Breakfast on the Banjo Jim Haynes , Russell Hannah , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 453)
1 The Pub with No Railway Jim Haynes , Russell Hannah , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 452)
1 Thin Ice Russell Hannah , Jim Haynes , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 448)
1 How We Got a National Park Jim Haynes , 2013 single work prose
— Appears in: The Best Australian Yarns : And Other True Stories 2013; (p. 444)
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