Sandy Thorne - Australia's Funniest Yarnspinner
Sandy Thorne Bio
Sandy Thorne is Australia's best-selling author of outback humour books, Australia's first female professional bush poet and yarnspinner, and a lifelong promoter of Aussie outback culture. She has appeared and performed on countless television and radio shows including David Letterman, Larry King, US Today, Good Morning America and Michael Parkinson.
This former jilleroo, bull-catcher, brumby-runner and horse-breaker has a wealth of authentic, original material - bush yarns and verse - that is hilarious, fascinating, and inspirational. A versatile and polished performer of outback-themed stand-up humour, Sandy has entertained at countless conferences as both an entertainer at the main dinner, and as an entertaining, fresh speaker on "The Characters of the Outback - Their Lifestyles, Spirit and Humour". She is also a capable and witty compere who will keep any event on time and rollicking along. She delivers value for money to event organisers by offering to perform all these duties for the one inclusive fee. She can even compere sheep-shearing as well for an Australiana-themed event!
Her stories of her own experiences working as the only female with the toughest, most chauvo men on the planet - the stockmen, bull-catchers and croc-shooters of our vast Cape York and Gulf stations - completely fascinate both men and women.
A third style of presentation is tailored towards inspiring aspiring writers to actually write, and motivating people - even those with little formal education, to set goals and achieve success in their lives.
She now lives on a station near Lightning Ridge, an iconic outback region, travelling constantly to conferences, festivals and shows all over the country. Her most recent events were the Perth Royal Show where she performed on the OUTBACK Stage, and the Tasmanian School Administrators Conference at Hobart Casino.