New Release: Great Australian Ute Stories, edited by John Bryant

We invented it. We love it. The ute is a national icon, alongside the pie and sauce. It is the very symbol of our resourceful ingenuity. No matter what you drive, this collection of 80 ute yarns will charm you with its laconic humour and Aussie warmth. Written by everyday Australians in praise of our love affair with the ute, this book unashamedly celebrates the joy of circle work, the improbable allure of feral utes and the ute’s perennial ability to save the day, win the girl and excite the dog. A bumper collection of hilarious and heartwarming Australian stories collected by ute-aficionado John Bryant.

This book also publishes, for the first time, the winner of John’s Number 1 Ute Legend competition.www.utelegend.com

John Bryant’s formal love affair with utes goes back to 1994 when he started Bluey’s Ute World, the country’s first ute-gear store. John’s first book of ute yarns, Real Aussies Drive Utes, was published in 1999, with a second book, Real Aussies Drive Utes II, released in 2001. He has written about utes and their quirky owners in numerous publications, including R.M. Williams OUTBACK magazine. When he’s not mucking about in his own ute, he indulges his other obsession — building medieval towers.

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Published by

Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.