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The Jet-Propelled Emus
2/8/2012 3:45:04 PM
Fodder for writing country dramas

The life in Rural Australia gave me the tools to write my Outback stories.  This story is about emus

My youngest was still in primary school and I was travelling 7 kilometres twice a day over contour banks through a neighbors paddock to the school bus that went to the nearest town; and the attention from the resident emus was a constant worry...

  It was an extraordinary experience to have the emus taking the journey though the paddocks with us. They would race beside the car, keeping pace with the vehicle, peering through the widows at mother and child with dust flying in our wake. The patches of scrub along the way were particularly nerve-racking with no possibility of sighting the troublesome birds in advance. On numerous occasions they streaked from the bush immediately in front of the car, avoiding impact by seconds.  There were times I would be travelling as fast as possible to avoid missing the bus; but we never came to grief. I would often remark with eyes going to the sky that someone up there was looking after us. The bonus of the school bus-run was the contact with a couple of neighbors at the bus stop, women living on farms with children who offered friendly conversation and a smile. It was so very good to have face to face contact with other women, which made the rough ride over the contour banks with the jet-propelled emus seem less of a hassle.

I used my country experiences in my novels. I enjoyed every minute, almost...

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More Blogs by Barbara Hartmann King
• Man Eating Birds - Thursday, November 01, 2012
• THE SIGN POST - Tuesday, July 24, 2012
• LOVE IS - Wednesday, June 13, 2012
• Poems from The Tan People - - Tuesday, May 22, 2012
• The first novel - a biography of Emily - Wednesday, May 02, 2012
• Taipans, pig shooters and man eating birds - Thursday, April 19, 2012
• Laugh Kookaburra Laugh - Tuesday, April 10, 2012
• Characters for Country Dramas - Sunday, April 01, 2012
• The Oasis in the Heart of Queensland - Monday, March 19, 2012
• Coloured Sands Dreaming Legend - Wednesday, March 07, 2012
• A Hundred Million Years Ago - Saturday, February 18, 2012
• Where couples met and Fell in Love - Monday, February 13, 2012
•  The Jet-Propelled Emus - Wednesday, February 08, 2012  
• Not a Castle anywhere - only Grand old Homesteads - Thursday, February 02, 2012
• Invitations - requesting your pleasure - Sunday, January 29, 2012
• Love Is - Thursday, January 26, 2012
• Inspiration form Multicoloured Sand Dunes - Wednesday, January 25, 2012
• The first coat of paint in 100 years - Monday, November 28, 2011
• Happy Jacks and Sand Goannas - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
• The old Homestead-Digging into the past for themes - Tuesday, November 22, 2011
• Coloured Sands Trilogy - Monday, November 21, 2011
• Life at Wyuna where the writing began - Friday, November 18, 2011
• A plague of army worm months were the final straw - Thursday, November 17, 2011
• Life is about change-Grandfather married again - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
• Raising money for the community in the country - Tuesday, November 15, 2011
• Charity Work in Country Towns -the Lions Club - Monday, November 14, 2011
• Knowledge gleaned from living in the bush for my outback novels. - Sunday, November 13, 2011
• Nature's Cruel Outbursts - Saturday, November 12, 2011
• The Passion and my imagination - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
• The Passion - the Personal relationship with the land - Tuesday, November 08, 2011
• The Vet said: Your horse will get up Or he will lie there and die - Monday, November 07, 2011
• Once an Inland Sea - more - Sunday, November 06, 2011
• Once an inland Sea - no other explanation - Saturday, November 05, 2011
• Life in the Bush - Fodder for Country Dramas - Friday, November 04, 2011
• Medical Emergencies in the Bush - Thursday, November 03, 2011
• Just like Mary the Pioneer Woman - Wednesday, November 02, 2011
• Identifying with my character - The Pioneering Woman Mary - Tuesday, November 01, 2011
• Inspiration for Characters of early settlement - Ancestors - Monday, October 31, 2011
• Coloured Sands Trilogy - Sunday, October 30, 2011
• Coloured Sands Trilogy - Saturday, October 29, 2011
• Coloured Sands Trilogy - Friday, October 28, 2011


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