2015, English, Book edition: COCKY a Rare Breed : The Legend of Cocky Easton: Larrikin, War Hero, Champion Racehorse Trainer.

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COCKY a Rare Breed : The Legend of Cocky Easton: Larrikin, War Hero, Champion Racehorse Trainer
 
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Published
  • Cunnamulla : Margaret Brown.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • COCKY a Rare Breed : The Legend of Cocky Easton: Larrikin, War Hero, Champion Racehorse Trainer.
Other Authors
  • Brown, Margaret, 1951-, (various roles) (Other)
Published
  • Cunnamulla : Margaret Brown.
Summary
  • Annotation. The Cocky Easton story is a remarkable tale of mateship and survival in the Australian bush, in the Japanese POW camps during WWII, and around the racetracks during the 1950s and 1960s. It is a compilation of other people's stories presented in a narrative style. Charles William 'Cocky' Easton was a war hero, awarded the highest honour for a volunteer during WWII, the Military Medal. He returned to South West Queensland at the end of the war to train racehorses and achieved seven winners in seven races at Eulo in 1956, and he did it a second time in Cunnamulla on 6 May 1961. Cocky was no saint and he will be remembered for his roguish behaviour and irreverent sense of humour. His racetrack antics are legendary and already celebrated in verse, including the time he moved the three-furlong post at Charleville. His natural talent for skulduggery was honed on the bush racetracks before the war, and put to good use when his life and the lives of his POW comrades depended on it. He stole, borrowed and pilfered food and drugs to keep his mates alive during their internment, but he will be remembered for lifting their spirits in the camps when all hope seemed lost. Cocky Easton was a rare breed...and we won't meet anyone quite like him again.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9780646946474
  • 0646946471 (Trade Paper) :
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