ABC.net/au - Full interview
Broadcast: 29/06/2014 12:17:17 PM
Reporter: Pip Courtney
In the bush, no-one likes a skite. But while modesty's an admirable trait, it's kept many with fascinating lives from writing their memoirs.
Alwyn Torenbeek's a good example. Despite an extraordinary life, it took years of badgering from his family before the 77-year-old retired drover agreed to put pen to paper.
At just 21, he was Australia's bronc-riding champion, known for his bravery, natural talent and cheeky showmanship. But his biography is about more than fame. There's adventure, tragedy, romance and mateship, and that indomitable bush trait, endurance.
An endurance riding camp has its own pace. There's plenty of time to catch up with mates and swap stories, some of them tall.
At Alwyn Torenbeek's camp, you're assured of a yarn or five.
Few in the camp realise this genial grandfather's tales aren't tall, they're true. But this old bloke is in three halls of fame - Rodeo, Stockman's and Equestrian...
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