Legends of Australia’s Wild North


Robert Reid’s latest book contains gripping true stories about brave, bold and bizarre events that happened in far north Queensland, Australia. The book tells the stories of an Australian soldier who trained guerilla fighters in Vietnam, a mercenary pilot who fought in the Biafran war, north Queensland’s longest serving barmaid, and the Brazilian millionaire who owned Lawn Hill Station and donated the famous Lawn Hill Gorge to the Queensland State. This is a must-read book, not to be missed!

  • Title: Legends of Australia’s Wild North
  • Published by: Blue Heeler Books
  • Year of publishing: 2015
  • Book format: Paperback
  • Pages: 298 pages, 41 photographs
  • ISBN: 9780646934860
  • Available on Amazon

Robert Reid

Robert Reid is an award-winning investigative journalist and author who has reported news from North Queensland for more than three decades. He has published a wide range of articles and stories in newspapers and magazines, both nationally and overseas. Beginning his career as a fiction writer, Robert has published short stories in several Australian magazines and an anthology of Queensland authors.

Robert’s other books include “Third Party to Murder”, “Third Party to Murder: The Sequel”, “Under a Dark Moon: True Murders and Mysteries from North Queensland”, “Croc! Savage Tales from Australia’s Wild Frontier” and “Shark! Killer Tales from the Dangerous Depths”. Robert’s writings have appeared in the true crime anthologies, “Justice in the Deep North” and “Crime on My Mind”. His story, “Tiger by the Tail”, about marine scientist and shark expert, Richard Fitzpatrick, was selected for inclusion in “The Best Australian Science Writing for 2011”.

Robert’s next book, to be published in 2015 by Blue Heeler Books, is “Legends of Australia’s Wild North”. The book will be available from their website