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by Rachel Percy,Rod Ansell
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Literature & Fiction
  • Author:
    Rachel Percy,Rod Ansell
  • ISBN:
    0152890688
  • ISBN13:
    978-0152890681
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  • Publisher:
    Harcourt Childrens Books (April 1, 1986)
  • Pages:
    151 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Literature & Fiction
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    4.3
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To Fight the Wild Hardcover – April 1, 1986

To Fight the Wild Hardcover – April 1, 1986. by. Rod Ansell (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. After recently hearing the tragic news of Rod Ansell's suicidal attack on a police roadbloack in outback WA (horribly enough, claiming the life of innocent police officer Sgt. Glen Huitson before himself dying), I found he'd written this book way back when his life still looked promising. Written with the naivete of a young country bloke, and yet with a simple wisdom way beyond his years, this is a gripping and poignant tale of an independant and self-confident young man in love with the bush.

After recently hearing the tragic news of Rod Ansell's suicidal attack on a police roadbloack in outback WA (horribly enough, claiming the life of innocent police officer Sgt. Written with the naivete of a young country bloke, and yet with a simple wisdom way beyond his years, this is a gripping and poignant tale of an independant and self-confident young man in love with the bush

To Fight The Wild book. Lord knows if I got caught, even after reading this book, I couldn't survive.

To Fight The Wild book. This is a light reading book which is best explained as straight forward thinking by a survivalist.

In 1979, filmmaker Richard Oxenburgh asked Ansell to relive his adventures in the documentary film To Fight the Wild, which the following year was published as a book.

Rodney William Ansell. In 1979, filmmaker Richard Oxenburgh asked Ansell to relive his adventures in the documentary film To Fight the Wild, which the following year was published as a book. Although both accepted Ansell's version of events uncritically, his story was frequently treated with skepticism by locals in the Top End. Some believed it was a publicity stunt and others wondered why Ansell did not follow the river downstream to the nearest town. When Ansell was asked in interviews what he was doing in the remote Australian wilderness by himself

Written by Rod Ansell and Rachel Percy. Main Topic- Survival. The 2 Bullterrier pups, Bouncer and Cindy

Written by Rod Ansell and Rachel Percy. Book begins in Early May in Western Australia somewhere along Victoria River. Who are some important people? Main Character, Rod Ansell. The 2 Bullterrier pups, Bouncer and Cindy. These 2 pups are very important to the story because during those 7 weeks they were Rods only company and without them he probably would have began to become hopeless and depressed and maybe not have survived.

By (author) Rod Ansell, By (author) Rachel Percy. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Grade 7 Up After his small boat is overturned, Ansell is "not lost, but stuck" in the remote Australian bush for seven weeks. With only two puppies for companions, he depends on resourcefulness and inner strength until he is rescued by a group of traveling bushmen.

Would you like to see only ebooks? To Fight the Wild (MISCELLANEOUS). Australia, True stories of endurance & survival. Are you sure you want to remove Rachel Percy from your list?

To Fight the Wild Hardcover – 1 Apr 1986.

To Fight the Wild Hardcover – 1 Apr 1986.

Rod Ansell ended up a very angry man bitter at not benefiting from the Crocodile Dundee movies. The Australian writer and filmmaker Rachel Percy created a documentary To fight the wild reenacting the survival story

Rod Ansell ended up a very angry man bitter at not benefiting from the Crocodile Dundee movies. His life fell apart, losing his large property, his wife and was jailed for cattle rustling. His ex wife blames his decent into drug-induced paranoia. The Australian writer and filmmaker Rachel Percy created a documentary To fight the wild reenacting the survival story. The documentary was later to be turned into a book by the same name in 1990. Ansell makes clear he was "not lost, but stuck" and the loneliness didn’t bother him. Ansell quipped that he would have preferred a woman to join him for the trip. The crocodile attack is reenacted with the loss of supplies and equipment.

A man struggles to survive on his own in one of the most isolated corners of Australia for two months before he is rescued.

Snowskin
I know it was used when I bought it but was in to sad of shape to give as a gift. To bad because at the time it was the only copy I could find on line.
Wetiwavas
Just an amazing story of what this guy went through. Real courage and survival skills. Very engaging book and well worth the read.
Rit
I am hoping I can bypass the rating of this movie since I have not seen it. The man I sent it to is not a movie buff, and is critical of some lame content and dialog here, though he said it was interesting as a family friendly film. As a self professed 'Mountain Man' LOL... He was looking for survivalist content. I informed him the movie was on a grade school level so that he was fore-warned; therefore he viewed it as 'just a movie,' not as he had been led to believe it to be...a survivalist self-help documentary.
Please forgive any mis-spellings. Neither my spell-check nor my brain on highlighted just now.
Sorry, folks guess I will have to rate this in order to submit it.
Kanal
After recently hearing the tragic news of Rod Ansell's suicidal attack on a police roadbloack in outback WA (horribly enough, claiming the life of innocent police officer Sgt. Glen Huitson before himself dying), I found he'd written this book way back when his life still looked promising.

Written with the naivete of a young country bloke, and yet with a simple wisdom way beyond his years, this is a gripping and poignant tale of an independant and self-confident young man in love with the bush. He doesn't beat around it, calls a spade a spade and doesn't talk himself up - he just relates his 2 months lost in the torturous Australian desert in a matter-of-fact way that seems lost to this day and age.

The story begins when his boat mysteriously overturns in the strong current of the Victoria River in the Northern Territory. Ansell relates his time, variously almost succumbing to dehydration, starvation and heat exhaustion before settling down with his knife, his rifle, his 2 dogs and 20 rounds of ammunition to form his little camp by the Fitzmaurice River in the middle of nowhere. He lives off his knowledge of bushcraft and wild cattle, before finally being rescued by a party of the Aboriginal station owners.

His relation of the skill of bull-catching is worth reading alone. That job seems damned scary!

Essentially, this is a good introduction to life in the Australian bush as it was done in the recent past, a generation or so ago, when the riding of horses was just about completing its loss of favour to trucks and helicopters. It's aimed at children and teenagers, and contains the odd swear word to maintain authenticity, but remains intructive in its uncomplicated lack of modern world sophistication, and its reverence for the environment that is ahead of it's time.

Unfortunately, the rest of Ansell's life is also instructive in demonstrating how a lack of modern world sophistication can lead to financial failure, depression, drug addiction and ultimate psychosis.

An easy read, slightly awe-inspiring, and sad.

Oh by the way, this is the feller that the Crocodile Dundee character was based on. He never wrestled a crocodile though, that really would be suicidal!