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Horses for Courses and Other Poems

Graham Henderson

Horses for Courses and Other Poems
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Graham Henderson was a man of many parts and this volume of his verse and lyrics represents just one.
He was first apprenticed as a ladies hairdresser at the elite Georges store in Melbourne, but subsequently changed to earn his papers as a fitter and turner. As a hobby he rescued dogs from the Lost Dogs Home and trained them for stock work in the Newmarket Saleyards and then moved to rural Victoria working on sheep stations. At this time he learnt that the removal of his beard assisted in giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to fragile baby lambs.
During his National Service in the Army he became a driving instructor for the 6th Field Ambulance based at Puckapunyal.
Along with his wife Eve and their two daughters they moved to Esperance where Ganet was born. Farming and many other occupations provided the experience to write of the life of a rural Australian.
In 1998 he was awarded the prize for lyrics by the Australian Song Writers Association for his “Lingering Spirit”. Enjoy. — Carol Fossemalle