Waxing lyrical about everything from the windswept rocky crags of the high country to ghost hunting at the Bredbo Inn, Tim the Yowie Man is certainly not your average travel writer.
Tim is also a well-known Canberra identity, mystery investigator, sometime radio host, history and ghost tour guide and the National Museum of Australia’s resident cryptonaturalist.
In the Spirit of Banjo brings together a collection of some of his articles published in The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Brisbane Times and is available from Pendragon Publishing & Design www.pendragonpublishing.com.au and selected bookstores from January 2105.
“Water plunges 40 metres off the cliff top with so much gusto that the morning sun rising upstream creates a rainbow through the water spray. It reaches from one side of the falls to the other. Overhead, a lone wedge-tailed eagle, flirting on the updrafts, is dwarfed by the gaping gorge that opens up like a giant’s yawn in the ancient landscape below.”
In the Spirit of Banjo follows Tim’s adventures from the nation’s capital, to the Southern Highlands, the Snowy Mountains, the Southern Tablelands and the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales where he explores rugged mountain ranges, haunted lighthouses, stunning waterfalls, and other little known historical, ecological and environmental gems.
If you are a fan of Tim the Yowie Man then this book is definitely for you, and even if you’re not, you will find the words held within these pages compelling to the point that you too may want to follow in the footsteps of the Yowie Man. Who knows what you will find? In the Spirit of Banjo is Tim’s guide to Canberra and beyond.
In the Spirit of Banjo is Tim’s third book. He is also the author of Haunted and Mysterious Australia (2006), The Adventures of Tim the Yowie Man (2001), and contributed to It’s Alive! (National Museum of Australia).
Also available from Pendragon Publishing & Design – Capital Reflections: a collection of poetry and thoughts from contemporary Canberran and ex-Canberran authors, poets, musicians and artists (2014) and Meditations in Orange– A Volunteer Life in the ACT Emergency Service (2014).