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Bush Nurses
Bib ID 7287307
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Brayley, Annabelle, author
 
Online Access
Description Australia : Penguin Group Australia, 2013 
© 
1 online resource (288 pages). 
ISBN 1742536964 (EPUB)
9781742536965 (EPUB)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 6.77MB 

Summary

It takes something special to be a bush nurse working in rural and remote Australia. These remarkable women patch people up and keep them alive while waiting for the doctor to arrive. They drive the ambulances, operate the clinics and deliver the babies. They are on call around the clock and there are no days off. They often make do with whatever is at hand while working in some of the most isolated places on the planet. Be they devastating family tragedies, close scrapes with bushfires or encounters with true larrikins of the outback, some stories will make your hair stand on end, others will make you laugh and some will make your cry. With tales from Birdsville to Bedourie, Oodnadatta to Uluru, you'll be amazed at the courage and resourcefulness of these nurses who have been the backbone of medical practice in remote Australia for more than a hundred years.   'This splendid book is filled with tales of innovative and resourceful nurses.' Sydney Morning Herald 'This collection is full of battle tales, with all their comedy, farce and sadness.' Weekend Australian 'Gripping and inspiring.' Ballarat Courier  'Funny, poignant and courageous.' Manly Daily.

Notes

Imprint: e-penguin.

Subjects True stories of heroism, endurance & survival  |  Australian

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