Welcome to Freestyle Publications, where we are passionate about fostering an interest in and awareness of Australia’s diverse history. Our aim is to record, share and promote the amazing stories of Australia and its people, past and present, in order to celebrate our history and ensure that it lives on for future generations.
We specialise in Australian historical, biographical and eco-tourism publications, with emphasis on our outback pioneers and explorers, Australia’s first peoples, their lives, cultures and achievements, our rural pastoralists, farmers and horticulturists, and custodians of our present and future food bowls and national economy.
Our first publication, Bulldust and Bough Shades, a short history of horse-racing in Central Australia, was printed in 1981 for the Centenary of the Central Australia Racing Club, and is now being revised for a reprint.
At Freestyle Publications, we pride ourselves on producing quality books, newsletters, magazines, brochures and other publications at the best prices using, where possible, environmentally-friendly and sustainable print processes provided by local South Australian businesses.
In keeping with our policy of being environmentally responsible, Freestyle Publications is an advocate of maintaining sustainable office practices, including the use of ‘green’ energy and recycling.
Freestyle Publications also supports the work of FAME (Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species Inc.) and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
|Gidgee and Grit: a history of Loves Creek Station and Ross River Homestead, Central Australia|
|Loves Creek Station, one of the earliest pastoral leases in Central Australia, once covered nearly 4000 sq km . . .|
|Adam Lindsay Gordon and the Melbourne Cup|
In several of his racing verses, Gordon refers to several Melbourne Cup winners including Archer, which won the first two Melbourne Cups, in 1861 and 1862; Banker, which won the 1863 Cup; Lantern which won the 1864 Cup; Toryboy which won the 1865 Cup and The Barb which won the 1866 Cup.