Chas Adlard should be a thousand years old - he's been there, done that.
His stories always reflect the love he feels for Australia and its people."
"Summer Anniversary" - "For 365
pain-filled days he had been alone"
Prizewinner in 'The Advertiser" state-wide Short Story Competition 1996.
"Kip" - "...for this was Australia
and Kip Carrington had arrived...'
Finalist in the WriteSpot Spring 2001 Short Story Competition.
"Dark Light" - "The dog was a Labrador of perfect colour - well 'almost'."
"Walkabout Country" - Set in the "top end" of Australia.
"Humbug Scrub" - In memory of Robert
"Good, Golly - Gosh" - "Gone
"Beyonya" - "Woman in the bar,
This story was published in a Danish high school text book and used for student assignments.
"Dirty, Filthy, Lovely Investment" -
An easy to understand guide to property investment.
"Becoming a Blockie" - Tips from
experience on rural development and building on country blocks.
Chas' books are available in paperback and e-book from Amazon and Lulu.
"The Born Again Australian" is a yarn about life in Australia - funny, sad, up, down, heart-warming and tragic. The first edition of this book sold over one thousand copies in its first three months on the market.
A rotting body is found in a dugout in Coober Pedy, South Australia. Although the miner's possessions and valuable opal have been stolen, his sudden death is treated as an accident until an anoymous letter questions the Coroner's verdict.
Currently a work in progress
so watch this space :)
"LIFE ON A SHOESTRING" by John Evan
Adlard 1973 (then aged 85)
transcribed by Chas Adlard