Book Week: Tom the Outback Mailman

The National Motor Museum is heading to Adelaide City to host activity sessions for the 2018 Book Week. Meet the author of ‘Tom the Outback Mailman’ and drive the scale model mail truck!


Kristin Weidenbach author of the award-winning book ‘Tom the Outback Mailman’ and the National Motor Museum are hosting activity sessions for schools during Book Week. Kristin will read her book to students and discuss the legendary Tom Kruse and his famous mail run up the Birdsville Track delivering letters and supplies to the people of the Outback.

Ian Reed the National Motor Museum Education Manager will take students through a hands-on activity using a scale model replica of the 1936 Leyland Badger which Tom used from 1936 to 1957 driving from Marree to Birdsville. Students will even have the opportunity of driving the truck!

Cost: $5 per student

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