Sandy Thorne | Sandy Thorne - Australia's Funniest Yarnspinner

Sandy Thorne

Sandy Thorne - Australia's Funniest Yarnspinner

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Sandy Thorne

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.

Sandy Thorne
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The Characters of Outback Australia - Their Lifestyles, Spirit and Humour

Sandy never fails to enthrall her audiences with stories - hilarious, bizarre and inspiring - about the larger-than-life characters she has met and worked with on vast isolated stations in the outback and far north of Australia. As the only female in the mustering camps of the Gulf and Cape York, she worked with the toughest, most chauvo men in Australia, catching and breaking brumbies (mustangs) and wild bulls, and hunting crocs by night. Her ten best-selling books are based on her own experiences and as an entertaining yarnspinner and bush poet, she has no peer.She even managed to shock David Letterman on live television by biting the top off a stubbie (bottle) of beer with her teeth to demonstrate outback improvisation.

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