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Beyond the outback : Gulf women of remote North West Queensland

Twenty women share their incredible stories of surviving and thriving in the remote Australian 'Gulf Country', near the Gulf of Carpentaria. Gulf women are self-sufficient, generous, and can cope with almost anything that life and the environment throws at them: floods, drought, sickness, emergencies. Whether they are graziers, fisherwomen, ringers, women in tourism, aviation and education, Indigenous women or descendants from early women settlers, this powerful book gives these women a voice to tell their own stories. There are stories of new mothers on properties isolated and inaccessible for months in the wet season; women giving birth at home with only neighbours to assist; reminiscences from last century and World War II, and accounts of fishing in the Gulf in sometimes unimaginable conditions. From the kids wanting a baby croc for a pet to the terror of a snake bite with a flooded airstrip and impassable roads, these women treat the extraordinary events in their lives as just part of their remote way of life. Set in a world of vast landscapes, distance and merciless climate, Beyond the Outback contains riveting tales of the lives of the women who live, work and raise families in one of Australia's most isolated regions.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004623710 L305.409 BEY
Large Print Non-Fiction   East Maitland library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9780369302472 (pbk)
Classification Number L305.409 BEY
Title Beyond the outback : Gulf women of remote North West Queensland [BK]
Edition Large print edition.
Physical Description map ;
Note Copyright page from the original book.
Set in 16 pt. Plantin.
Twenty women share their incredible stories of surviving and thriving in the remote Australian 'Gulf Country', near the Gulf of Carpentaria. Gulf women are self-sufficient, generous, and can cope with almost anything that life and the environment throws at them: floods, drought, sickness, emergencies. Whether they are graziers, fisherwomen, ringers, women in tourism, aviation and education, Indigenous women or descendants from early women settlers, this powerful book gives these women a voice to tell their own stories. There are stories of new mothers on properties isolated and inaccessible for months in the wet season; women giving birth at home with only neighbours to assist; reminiscences from last century and World War II, and accounts of fishing in the Gulf in sometimes unimaginable conditions. From the kids wanting a baby croc for a pet to the terror of a snake bite with a flooded airstrip and impassable roads, these women treat the extraordinary events in their lives as just part of their remote way of life. Set in a world of vast landscapes, distance and merciless climate, Beyond the Outback contains riveting tales of the lives of the women who live, work and raise families in one of Australia's most isolated regions.
Subject Large print books
Women -- Queensland -- Biography
Women -- Carpentaria, Gulf of, Region (N.T. and Qld.) Biography
Rural women -- Queensland -- Biography
Queensland -- Social life and customs
Queensland -- Rural conditions
Carpentaria, Gulf of, Region (N.T. and Qld.) -- Social life and customs
Additional Author Blake, Bronwyn
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