‘Struth’ moments bring relief after challenging year

  • Darn a Good Yarn spread
  • Darn a Good Yarn spread
RFDS Federation
Frank Quinlan, RFDS Federation Director

The RFDS Federation is delighted to collaborate with the CWA on a publication just released, Darn a Good Yarn, which provides a salve for the wounds and challenges of the past year.

After years of drought, followed by bushfires and the pandemic, stress levels Australia-wide have been at an all-time high. Darn a Good Yarn is welcome relief as we finally reach the finish line of 2020.

The publication, filled with contributions from more than 80 authors, across every state and territory, captures those ‘struth!’ moments – both good and bad – of how Aussies have coped and come together in times of need. It tells of the resilience, patience and caring of country Australia, and clearly shows how it is a cooperative effort to tackle the challenges we face in the bush.

It is a book about today as much as it is about historical events, and the wry sense of humour displayed, in sometimes very severe circumstances, shines a beacon on our famous Aussie spirit. 

Both the RFDS and CWA are iconic institutions that have worked shoulder-to-shoulder for more than nine decades to improve the quality of life for those in country Australia. We feel very much part of the rural, regional and remote communities we serve, so we put out a call a few years ago calling for stories, memories, prose and yarns of the bush.

The volume and quality of submissions received was amazing, from all over Australia, from authors young and old. More than 80 contributions made it into this publication and we have had to keep some for the next volume, which we plan to release late 2021.

Darn a Good Yarn will raise much-needed funds for the ongoing missions of the RFDS and CWA and makes a perfect gift to share this Christmas. Find out more about its unique content, with snippets of life in the Aussie bush.

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