Jim Haynes

Jim Haynes has travelled far and wide to meet and interview the people whose stories make up his books. Before becoming a professional entertainer, song writer and verse writer in 1988, Jim taught writing, literature, history and drama in schools and universities from outback NSW to Britain and back again. He is the author of many Great Australian titles, including books on railways, aviation and horse racing. His is one of the country's most prolific and successful Australian authors.

Books by Jim Haynes

Great Furphies of Australian History

Published: November 2021

Jim Haynes upturns some of the long-held myths of Australian history with surprising results.

Adventurers, Pioneers and Misfits

Published: November 2020

From an eccentric musical genius to an escaped convict who ended up Japan, Jim Haynes reveals some of Australia's most amazing, and sometimes unbelievable, true life stories

The Big Book of Australia's War Stories

Published: November 2019

A unique collection of poignant, horrific, sad and sometimes dryly humorous stories and tales about wartime experiences of Australian's on the front lines, in the air and on the sea.

The Best Australian Bush Stories

Published: August 2019

Stories that take us from the Mallee to the back of Bourke and beyond, an indispensable collection about the enduring appeal of the Australian bush.

Best Australian Drinking Stories

Published: November 2018

The story of Australia's almost-250-year love affair with alcohol told with yarns, verse, anecdotes and surprising historical narratives

The Best Australian Trucking Stories

Published: November 2018

A collection of true stories taken from the lives of trucking men and women from Tarcutta to Alice Springs and all over Australia.

The Best Australian Racing Stories

Published: August 2018

The finest collection of writing about horse racing includes short stories, verse and anecdotes from some of Australia's best-loved writers.

Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories

Published: June 2018

The ultimate collection of unbelievable true Australian stories: the unknown, the forgotten, and the surprising

The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories

Published: November 2017

The ultimate collection of great racing stories told in Jim Haynes's inimitable style.

Great Australian Scams, Cons and Rorts

Published: October 2017

The ultimate collection of Australia's craziest cons and mad schemes from a master storyteller.

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