This is the second of the 2-part program featuring the story of Tony Rice.
Born in England in 1929, Tony grew up with an innate desire to have adventures. These started at an early age with him pulling apart incendiary bombs, dropped by the Germans in WWII that failed to explode.
He grows up and joined the Merchant Marines and survived two sinking’s before transferring over the Royal Navy.
At wars end he returns to the Merchant navy and finds himself arriving in Australia, where he jumps ship. However, he eventually gains the necessary paperwork that allows him to remain and thus, he meets the love of his life, Gloria 0 who he marries.
The adventures keep coming with crocodile hunting in the NT as well as rounding up brumbies with no previous riding experience.
He is made a “Totem Cousin” by the local Warramunga tribe, which was a rare honour indeed.
He continued his life in the outback by mining in the Rum Jungle Uranium mine, then in a gold mine before being part of a crew that built a single line telephone across the desert from the gold mine t to pine Creek – a distance of some 50Kms.
There is so much more to his story including working as a shearer’s mate in a lifestyle now long gone.
Click to hear – Tony Rice – Part 2
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