Those were the days!

“Old Days, Old Ways”
Alex Nicol.
Allen & Unwin Rrp. $29.99

Alex Nicol has is a great yarn spinner. Essentially a radio man, starting as a trainee with the ABC, then started  All Ways On A Sunday radio program for yonks and then became  the station manager of the ABC Orange. 

He’s also worked as a jackeroo, a sheep and wool officer for the NSW Department of Agriculture, and liason officer with the wheat Board.  So he’s collected a lot of bush and yarns from all around his travels in Australia. 

He’s turned material into internationally successful plays and now – a book, stories from his radio days in the bush.

It is another bygone era, but charming and will no doubt, bring back memories for readers, of more simple and tough times, recounted with a smile and a self deprecating story. As only Aussies can.



  • I love this book, but There is another book by a similar title, all about how the early settlers used the huge variety of new fangled household tools & equipment available in the early 1900’s, hugely interesting to anyone who has an interest in household history.

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