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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Kings with Empty Pockets
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'Herb Wharton's first scribbled words have led to a literary career that has seen him leave his hometown of Cunnumulla in south-west Queensland and travel the world. A career that has given him much satisfaction and he hopes that the contents of this book of poems and yarns gives the reader food for thought and entertainment.' (Source: Keeaira Press website)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley - New Farm area, Brisbane - North East, Brisbane, Queensland,:Herb Wharton ,Campfire Group , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Tracksi"Tracks upon the ground tracks upon the sky", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 2-3)
Tell Me A Storyi"Old man from the dreamtime tell me a story", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 4-5)
Home Cedar Treei"Old cedar tree still stands where our tin humpy stood.", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 6-11)
School Daysi"One mile to school each morning shank's pony was my bus,", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 12)
Dreamtime Mani"Out of the darkness of night he came carrying boomerang, waddy and spear", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 13-17)
Memoriesi"I've seen this land on horseback like few have ever seen", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 18-21)
Kings With Empty Pocketsi"We were kings with empty pockets when sat upon a horse,", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 22-25)
Trip To Bourkei"Four miles outside the town on the road", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 26-30)
Rodeoi"At a rodeo ground many years ago as I walked away from the chute", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 31-32)
Stockman's Hall of Famei"At the Stockman's Hall of Fame in Longreach amid a sea of Akubra hats", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 33-35)
Mitsi-Bitsi Musteri"No more rising with the morning star to run the stock horse in:", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 36-37)
No Westi"Around the station camp fires yarns are always told,", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 38)
Better Stockroutes In The Skyi"One day on droving trip government bore not pumping.", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 39-41)
A Droving Tripi"How it came about", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 42)
A Droving Tripi"Arriving at a water hole on Coopers Creek", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 42-65)
Coster Tributei"Coster you wore the wobbly boots and lived in Cunnamulla", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 66)
Letter To A Matei"Old mate you set me thinking when I met you in the Isa.", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 66-68)
Dark Women of the Westi"When they call the honour roll in history of women of the west,", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 69-70)
Distractionsi"Out my back door a curlew call", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 70)
Men From The Mulgai"The men that rode in the mulga", Herb Wharton , single work poetry (p. 71-73)

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Works about this Work

Herb Wharton Lesley Synge (interviewer), 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , April no. 228 2013; (p. 4)
'In the 1990s, Herb Wharton, the Murri drover from Cunnamulla, cut a striking figure, every inch a stockman from his Akubra hat to his leather boots. Audiences soon discovered he was a gifted storyteller, who made them think and laugh in equal measure. In 2012, he was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Lesley Synge, a founding member of QWC, went to the Woodford Folk Festival's Songlines tent on New Year's Day to mull over his life and times.' (4)
Herb Wharton Lesley Synge (interviewer), 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , April no. 228 2013; (p. 4)
'In the 1990s, Herb Wharton, the Murri drover from Cunnamulla, cut a striking figure, every inch a stockman from his Akubra hat to his leather boots. Audiences soon discovered he was a gifted storyteller, who made them think and laugh in equal measure. In 2012, he was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Lesley Synge, a founding member of QWC, went to the Woodford Folk Festival's Songlines tent on New Year's Day to mull over his life and times.' (4)
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