"Coight" The Russell Coight story
Price: $35.95 (Aussie Dollars).
Having grown up in the Aussie outback, Russell Coight was and still is a man of the land. The trails and tribulations of growing up in such a harsh environment, creates a story that just has to be told and in Russells new book "Coight" he pulls no punches.
In his time Russell has done it all, mustering, roust about, helicopter pilot, four wheel drive expert, conservationist, storyteller and all round outback character.
From outback boy to T.V. star, read it all in "Coight":
"The Simpson desert is a beautiful but harsh place. Hot days are contrasted by freezing nights. It was day 12, water was running low, we didn't have much fresh food and too much of that sun can send you a little crazy.
Jenny (a hitch hiker I picked up on her way to the coast) had become somewhat distant. Was it the heat? Was she home sick? Or was it the small argument we had a few days ago? Who was to know?
The good times weren't far away, It was only a matter of time, it always is in the outback. So it came as a real surprise when Jenny drove over me in the 4WD and even more of a surprise, when she backed over me again. As she drove off into the sunset, I thought to myself, is this it? Is this the end of Russell Coight?
Late the next morning, Jenny returned, picked up her suitcase and drove over me again. Life can be tough in the outback but when I'm up against it, I will never give up!
Even though Russell comes across as a tough and rugged guy, he has an emotional side too and the best way Russell finds to express it, is through poetry. Please enjoy some of his latest works.