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The Resource Great Australian Scams, Cons and Rorts

Great Australian Scams, Cons and Rorts

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Great Australian Scams, Cons and Rorts
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Great Australian Scams, Cons and Rorts
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Australia is the birthplace and setting of some of the wildest, craziest and least-likely-to-succeed cons and rorts in history. From the cleverest double-crosses to the most unlikely and maddest schemes, master storyteller Jim Haynes reminds us that we've never been shy of pulling a trick or two.So how did a clever bushman who 'couldn't lie straight in bed' steal a thousand head of cattle and get away with it even though he was caught 'red handed'? And what about the disappearing work of art that suddenly dissolved only to reappear at an auction years later? Or how about the butcher from Wagga who passed himself off as a French-born English duke to inherit a small fortune. And then there was the small matter of a horse, a tin of paint and a million dollar double-cross that became known as the Fine Cotton Affair.In only the way he can, Jim Haynes has collected a veritable 'Gullible's Tales' of unexpected and surprising true stories that may seem hard to believe
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Great Australian Scams, Cons and Rorts
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9781489425515
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Label
Great Australian Scams, Cons and Rorts
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
BORROWBOX:BOL_448836
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
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9781489425515
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not applicable
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other
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True
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unknown
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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