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They are all set out in the same fashion using four sections.


2 - SOME of the defining occurrences and incidents not mentioned elsewhere from the period the book covers.


4 - e-BOOK data.
I may not know the significance of the magpie being over there but I do know  why  Tippy is here.
    I could be like a PARROT or as in this instance a bloody MAGPIE  and repeat what I said in this  box on the ROBBIE BOOK 01 page  about the carousal, but won't.
    At the moment there are nine books, with three website pages each, but  the pages in the carousal are the only ones that will be changed. So apart from using this box  to balance the page, I can capture a few  bits  that were missed in the original books, plus any thoughts I have had as to what makes life what it is and wonder if we can  believe anything any bugger tells us, about anything.
        Actually why this box is here goes a little deeper than that, and is about waste   (in this case wasted space),and in the following piece   I have copied and pasted from BOB BK 05 it's about wasting paper, by leaving blank pages empty; (copy starts)
        However, what I do know is about 80% of the population of so-called civilized countries  are being molded into consumer robots without the ability to think for themselves. It seems ones intellect is gauge on  ones ability to turn on a cell phone and text  a thousand mangled words a minute. Nobody seems to realize that the knowledge which is POWER to make these things is being funneled into fewer and fewer hands.
   Even so by the time I get to the stage of actually sticking it together I can hear my mother lecturing me about “WASTE NOT , WANT NOT” and as you might expect the empty pages seem to start telling me the same, so eventually I am forced to go down a rabbit hole  and put something on them. However, that has not been much of a hardship, because probably for a different reason than what mum had, I have a strong aversion to leaving too much of a page blank.
In my case, I think it stems from getting as many sheep as possible into  a wool shed at night time, ramming every bale possible into a hay barn, and last but by no means the least was by the nature of rural carrying having to run a truck around the countryside  much of the time empty. (copy ends)
I think the most valuable thing I learnt from this period, was if you treat your boss right 99% of bosses will treat you right, and generally if the boss is doing alright so will you. Over the years, I noticed that the buggers that moaned about the boss the most were the ones that were stealing the most from him. By falsifying time sheets and actually straight out thieving that they seemed to consider to be perks of the job.
Above is another example of when I say NON-FICTION that is exactly what I mean, that particular stick is made from Scottish gorse and was brought into this country by my great granddad DONALDSON ( mums granddad) sometime around 1850.
For the 17 years I was constantly under some buggers stick but by following the above doctrine never once did any buggers stick come down on me. Having said that it does not necessarily mean I never helped myself to something that belonged to the boss, just that I  never took more than I had previously given.
It stands to reason that in most cases your boss is smarter than you, and even if you think he does not know you helped yourself simply because nothing has been said he bloody knows alright, and once you have taken more out than you have put in the stick will come DOWN.
Previously when I was randomly selecting a page or two for the excerpts I could pick out the pages that I felt  would better clinch  the deal, however now by taking them in sequence while I feel it's more honest it probably  is not such a good idea when trying to convince somebody to buy it.
In this section I have endeavored to write a synopsis for this book, I have tried to be honest , but truthfully writing about something you have written yourself is rather difficult. Always in the back of your mind is the knowledge or the fact, that if  it's under done the book will not sell, but if it is over rated and the buyer is disappointed it won't be long before they will justifiably claim to have been RIPPED OFF and I certainly don't want that to happen. 
This book BOB BOOK 02,  ISBN 9780473170967;   contains 100,000 words and numerous illustrations, it is written on 196, A5 pages covering the years 1956 - 1973, it is written, edited, published, and completely produced my myself  (Bob Simmonds.) It is not a glossy, flashed up publication pretending to be something it is not, but a honest account  about the trials and tribulations of family life while shepherding on sheep & cattle farms / stations / ranches &  rural truck driving  in  New Zealand between 1956 and 1973.
          The farming properties and two non farming jobs I had  during the period of this book are listed in the following order.  W GRIFFINS & SON, PRIVATE * RUKU BLOCK, EDGECUMBE BLOCK, TUHINGAMATA BLOCK, Lands & Survey Dept * W BARUGH & SON, AF SIMMONDS (Dad) Private * KINLEITH, Forestry * JOHNNY WALKER Esquire, Private * WAIKINO BLOCK, Lands & Survey Dept * WAIHI PUKAWA BLOCK, Maori Affairs Dept * TEKOPIA BLOCK  Lands & Survey Dept * WAHAROA TRANSPORT, Bruce Clothier, Esquire,  Private * TUMUNUI BLOCK, Maori Affairs Dept * WAIKITE BLOCK, Lands & Survey Dept
A few people have been confused about the big stick so I will explain it this way, when we were kids we had plenty of sticks put around our behinds. When you are on wages, you are threatened by your BOSS waving his bloody stick. Admittedly only metaphorically speaking most of the time, although most people know it's there all the time. When you get to the top of the heap, you get to wave the stick at others, and later in life if you are lucky you get to lean on it.   In all those years while I was working directly under some other bugger I never actually had a stick land on me, because fortunately all my former BOSSES, were all  GOOD BUGGERS just some better or worse than the others, some were OWNERS some were FARM MANAGERS; however they all had hold of the stick.
Getting out of this rabbit hole and back to describing this book, GRIFFINS has 9200 words, RUKU 2079, EDGECUMBE 6400, TUHINGAMATA 6900, BARUGH'S 1760, DAD 4800, JOHNNY WALKER 5100, WAIKINO 10500, WAIHI PUKAWA 8500, TEKOPIA 6700, WAHAROA TRANSPORT 22600, TUMUNUI SOUTH 3500, WAIKITE 10500.
When I started you could start at the bottom as a GENERAL HAND, work your way up to HEAD SHEPHERD, sit there until you were around forty then get hold of the stick and be a MANAGER for twenty  years while waiting for some old SUPERVISOR X FARM MANAGER to die so you could move into town and his job.
That list on the last page must look as if I was sacked from one job to another but in those days, it was just the way it was for most young fellows. Minus the 2 days I was at Kinleith  that's nearly about 18 months on each job, and there's BUGGER ALL wrong with that.   I guess you can tell by the amount of of words in each chapter and in the way its written just how happy or otherwise I was with each job.
Shepherding was not just a job, for some it was defiantly a career, especially with the SURVEY which in those days was a REAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT, it did not matter which block you worked on as it was seen as one outfit, although when you moved from one AREA OFFICE to another there was a noticeable difference.
However by the time I had done the hard yards the Department had moved with the times and FIELD OFFICERS were coming from universities and the likes, CLEVER   EDUCATED bastards most of them who in their turn were on a career path to something they considered better. By GOD some of them caused a lot of strife while they had hold of the bloody stick.
        NO DOG WORK, NO HORSES, just not my thing, but if you don't try something and get it out off your system you never know. Waikino and Waikite both 10500 words, both good jobs because both managers were GOOD BUGGERS both are still our friends and we see them regularly.
For the whole of this book I was ducking the stick, but all that was to change at the end of the last chapter. To cut a long story short, Roger Bedford, Waikite's manager was considering a change and had put my name forward as his successor.
Waharoa Transport 22600 words, although we were there for about four years, so obviously the owner Bruce Clothier was and I imagine still A GOOD BUGGER. That pattern has stayed with me all my life, I seem to stay with a job until I have gone as far as I can then try something else. I was Derek's senior shepherd on Te Kopia but just did not have the age to get up the next step, that's when we considered share milking up north as a means to making a bit more money and kill a bit more time.
I have never looked at those years like that before, however things are not always as they seem. Take Barugh's and Dad's jobs  both cow farms, both TIT PULLING jobs, up early, bugger all time off.
SHIT BOSS I will take EDGECUMBE anyway, and try out my new stick out on that old bastard,     you will have to read CHAPTER 03 in this book  BOB BOOK 02  to understand that.
I  subsequently found myself in  the SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE, and after a brief interview I  was given the job with the proviso that if Rodger did not go I could have either EDGECUMBE or GOUDIES BLOCK. At the mention of EDGECUMBE my ears shot up and asked Senior Field Officer (SFO) Rowe who the Head Shepherd at Edgecumbe was, and could not believe the answer. SHIT O DEAR it was that old              bugger George Millar, I could not believe he was still alive and still doing the same fucking job.
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