By Kristin Weidenbach
For the folks who lived within the desolate tract among Marree and Birdsville, touch with the skin international was once not easy and sporadic - yet one guy used to be their lifeline: Tom Kruse. For greater than two decades he used to be the relationship with the skin international for the households, station staff and others who lived alongside the Birdsville Track.
Tom brought every thing from the mail and newspapers to gas and meals - complete groups waited in anticipation for him to drop off their provides. however it was once a difficult lifestyles, from on a regular basis making operating maintenance to his truck to unloading and reloading hundreds shops in order that he may perhaps ferry his shipment throughout flooded creeks. Come sandhills, hell or excessive water, Tom Kruse saved religion with the locals up and down the Track.
Tom was once a true Australian hero - and it doesn't matter what occurred, the mail consistently bought through.
'Told with honesty and power' - Sydney Morning Herald
'A tribute to a guy who earned the affection of an entire iteration of Australians and indicates us that the pioneer features of guts and good-natured stoicism are nonetheless appealing' - The Age
'Full of characters' - Daily Telegraph
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