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    The West - An insider’s tales.  A romping reporter in Perth’s innocent ‘60s -- Tony Thomas

    The West - An insider’s tales. A romping reporter in Perth’s innocent ‘60s -- Tony Thomas

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    ISBN:9781925826128
    The West - An insider’s tales.  
    A romping reporter in Perth’s innocent ‘60s 

    -- Tony Thomas

    Release Date: October 2018

    Paperback, 180 pages

    ISBN 9781925826128

    Tony's pieces are an absolute tonic. That’s because Tony himself is full of such palpable energy, empathy, a relentless ear for hilarity and irony, and most importantly boundless curiosity. The people he meets tumble out joyously - like wrestler Gorilla Monsoon, Mod-girl concert screamers, Perth’s last Chinese market gardener, Manjimup axe-men and poignantly and bravely, the daughter aged three he abandoned ... 

    Rowan Callick, for five years China correspondent of The Australian.


    The origins of a treasure -- and Tony is very much that -- are often as interesting as the glittering hoard itself. In this collection of his youthful Perth reporting are all those rare qualities that make him exceptional: curiosity, wit, a flair for language and above all and always, a passion for truth 

    ... Roger Franklin, Editor, Quadrant OnLine


     Tony’s quirky vignettes of life in the 1960s are unique entertainment

    --- a cheerful expedition across unexpected bits of not-so-old WA from Kalumburu to Yarloop 

    ... Robert Murray, author of The Making of Australia (2014) and a dozen histories