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Women of the outback / Sue Williams
Bib ID 7286612
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Williams, Sue, author
 
Online Access
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries. 
Description Camberwell, Victoria : Penguin Group (Australia), 2008 
©2008 
1 online resource (288 pages). 
ISBN 1742282474 (EPUB)
9781742282473 (EPUB)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 12.5MB 

Summary

Drought, flood, harrowing isolation and horrific accidents. . . the Australian outback is no place for a lady. But the women of the Outback are a different breed: tough, resilient and endlessly resourceful. They're both the backbone and the heart of Australia, keeping their farms going, their families together and their communities alive - and often against overwhelming odds. Maree was left with three small daughters when her husband and young son were killed in a light plane crash. Molly lived alone in a 1920s homestead in the middle of the Simpson Desert for twenty years without even a phone. Alice admits she couldn't tell a cow from a bull when she first went to live in the Outback. This book tells the inspiring stories of fourteen remarkable women, from high-achievers to everyday heroes. Their tales are often heart-rending and regularly touched by tragedy, but are always life-affirming. They portray Outback Australian women as they really are - and as we all wish we might be. 'every word cried out to be read . . . [a] remarkable book.' Bookseller & Publisher 'humbling and awe-inspiring.' Woman's Day.

Notes

Imprint: e-penguin.

Subjects Rural women -- Australia -- Biography  |  Ranchers' spouses -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia.  |  Biography: general  |  Short stories  |  True stories  |  Australian

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