Freestyle Book Catalogue


We aim to encourage, relate and promote the stories of Australia and its people, past and present. Our first publication, Bulldust and Bough Shades, a short history of horse-racing in Central Australia, was printed in 1981, and is now being revised for a reprint.

See below for the full range of books available from this web site.

Cape Northumberland near Dingley Dell, where ALG sat, composing poetry-J.Adams


A Bench of Bastards: a history of Justices of the Peace in England and Australia
‘I was a stipendiary magistrate for 34 years. When I began the research for this history, I believed Justices of the Peace and Magistrates to be part of an ancient and honourable order. Later I discovered that they were . . .’
At a Cost
Roy McFadyen was thrown out of home by his mother into a freezing winter’s night, and rode his bicycle 650 km to the Mallee looking for work.
Bulldust & Bough Shades: Over 100 years of horse racing in 'The Alice'
Almost the entire population of Central Australia at the turn of the century had more than a passing interest in racing . . .
Coromandel Valley: its history trails and tales
In 2012, Coromandel Valley celebrated 175 years of European settlement. Over the year stories were collected and recorded and, added to an existing archive, became the story of the community. This book contains some of those stories . . .
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