An Outback Nurse
City girl in the outback
Thea Hayes, a young City girl, trained as a nurse in Sydney in 1959. A year later she was catapulted from the safety of her city life into the unknown world of the Australian outback.
While on a holiday to Ayers Rock, she impulsively accepted a nursing job on Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory, the second largest property in the world under one management, a property that covered four million acres.
Having never spent time outside the city, Thea was totally unprepared for the place she would soon call home. Little did she know that her life was about to change dramatically. An Outback Nurse is a story of overcoming the odds to find your place in the world. It's a story of falling in love with the land and finding love on the land.
But it's also the story of growing up on one of Australia's most famous outback stations a place where history was made.