19 Nov Royal Flying Doctor Service & Country Women’s Association “Darn a Good Yarn”
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) & Country Women’s Association (CWA) have published a book “Darn a Good Yarn”.
The RFDS and CWA have worked shoulder-to-shoulder for more than 9 decades and the synergies between the two organisations are obvious, as both work to improve life for those in the bush. Two years ago the RFDS decided to use their networks to call out for stories, memories, prose and yarns of the bush, with the view that they could use the resulting book to raise money for the RFDS and CWA. The RFDS and CWA wanted to capture those “Struth!” moments – both good and bad — with real stories of how Aussies come together in times of need.
Unfortunately, an unrelenting drought had the project put on hold, twice – but earlier this year, after fires, floods and then a health pandemic struck, the RFDS decided that if there was any year that needed a publication like Darn a Good Yarn, it is 2020!
This book will surprise you, make you laugh out loud, bring joy, and maybe shed a tear. It is a book about today as much as it is about historical events. And the wry sense of humour displayed, in sometimes very severe circumstances, well communicates our famous Aussie spirit.
More than 80 contributions made it into this volume, with the new book is on press over coming weeks. Booktopia is publisher and distributor and have assisted us to make it available immediately for pre- sales, at a discount. Proceeds go to both the RFDS and the CWA.