Pub Yarns

Old Bike Australasia - - GOOD GEAR - By Colin Whelan

300 pages hard­cover with jacket RRP: $29.95 ISBN: 978-1742579597 Pub­lished by New Hol­land Pub­lish­ers (02) 8986 4700

Aboard his trusty Yamaha Su­per Tén­eré, Colin Whelan tracked through­out the Eastern half of Aus­tralia to record 50 pubs and their own in­di­vid­ual sto­ries. A highly skilled pho­tog­ra­pher and a man who knows how to use his words, Colin’s ex­ploits make fas­ci­nat­ing read­ing, and as he says, “just as ev­ery per­son in ev­ery pub has a story, so too does ev­ery pub”. Th­ese pubs stretch from South Aus­tralia to North Queens­land – tiny pubs, big pubs, and every­thing in be­tween – be­gin­ning at Bar­ringun, NSW, pop­u­la­tion three, where the pub is run by 92-year-old Mary. The book it­self is of high qual­ity and the pho­to­graphs are ex­cep­tional, as could be ex­pected from a man who has been the of­fi­cial pho­tog­ra­pher for the NFL since 1982.

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