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Winners Australia-wide in Black Caviar, Lake Eyre book prize draw

Jon Condon, 06/12/2013


WINNERS have come from across the length and breadth of Australia in Beef Central’s ABC Books Christmas reading book prize draw, which concludes today.

Five lucky Beef Central readers will each receive a copy of the magnificently photographed and illustrated book, “Green Desert: The many spectacular faces of Lake Eyre,” while another five will receive a copy of “Black Caviar,” Gerard Whateley’s acclaimed bestseller, which includes more than 160 original colour photographs.

Winners drawn from hundreds of entries for the Black Caviar book are:

  • Suzanne Shearer, Rangelands coordinator at AA Co’s Tipperary Station in the NT
  • Brandam Chia, Hillside Abattoirs, Narrogin, WA
  • Thelma Pye, Calgara Station, Tintintara, South Australia
  • Rosemarie Delaney, Gunnawarra, Rylstone, NSW
  • Kylie Warrian, Cloncurry, Queensland

The five winners receiving a copy of “Green Desert: The many spectacular faces of Lake Eyre,” are:

  • Rebecca Comiskey, Melton Grazing, Alpha, Qld
  • Mark Byrne, Gunnee feedlot, Delunga, NSW
  • Noelene Pederson, Torrlinger Station, Georgetown Qld
  • Charles Wallace, Woodbourn, Cressy, Tasmania
  • Keith and Annabelle Wilson, Samari Plains, Roma, Qld

Each winner will receive their prize by post, in plenty of time for Christmas.

Sincere thanks to ABC Books and Harper Collins for making the book prizes available.


Black Caviar

The illustrated edition of Gerard Whateley’s acclaimed bestseller, ‘Black Caviar’ includes more than 160 original colour photographs, many previously unseen.

This is the complete story behind Australian turf’s most glorious statistic: 25 starts for 25 wins.  Revered for her unparalleled speed, perfectly complemented by a champion’s heart and courage, Black Caviar has returned Australian racing to its glory days and secured a reputation that will echo for as long as horses are sent out to race.

The latest edition includes three new chapters documenting a magnificent sporting comeback and the emotional events leading to Black Caviar’s shock retirement.

Black Caviar has a strong connection with the bush, as her trainer Peter Moody spent the earlier part of his training career at Wyandra, half-way between Cunnamulla and Charleville.

With exclusive access to those at the heart of the events and written by acclaimed journalist and broadcaster, Gerard Whateley, ‘Black Caviar’ documents the career of the racehorse which transcended the track to become an Australian icon. As a race caller, Whateley has called 18 of Black Caviar’s 25 wins.


The Green Desert: The many spectacular faces of Lake Eyre

For the last five years award-winning Sydney photographer Peter Elfes has been travelling to the Lake Eyre region, documenting the people, the landscape, the floods, the animals and wildlife.

His spectacular images re-define landscape photography, taking it into the realm of art.

Where others have only found an unchanging Australian desert, Peter's lens reveals the spectrum of colours, the dramas and infinite changes which countless artists and writers have sought to explain.

Accompanied by author and critic Peter Timms’s lyrical text, this is Australia as you've never seen it before, a strange and intoxicating land which occasionally becomes a green desert.



  • Black Caviar, published by Harper Collins – retail price: $41.95. Click here to purchase online, in time for Christmas.
  • ‘Green Desert, the many and spectacular faces of Lake Eyre’, published by Harper Collins – retail price: $41.95. Click here to purchase online, in time for Christmas.


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