Outback Heroines

Outback Heroines

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Sixteen amazing Australian women

Janelle Pugh runs an isolated crocodile farm on the Victoria River in the Northern Territory.

Belinda Greenformer Miss Worldcares for young kangaroos and wallabies at the 1896 Cowra farmhouse she left Sydney for.

Frauke Bolten-Boshammer came to Kununurra from Germany in 1984, the mother of four young children and a wife of 22 years, with plans to develop a 'dream farm' with her husband.

Di Zischke, otherwise known as 'the Camel Lady' who, not unlike Robyn Davidson, trekked completely alone with her camels to complete an historic trek retracing Burke and Wills' route.

Sarah Cook lives on the most isolated cattle property in Australia, Suplejack Downs Station, which is 730 kilometres from the nearest town Alice Springs.

Lyn Litchfield from Marree, South Australiaruns the remote Wilpoorina Station, south of Lake Eyre.

Dr Ann Ward (GP) has been practising for over 25 years and spends most of her time working as a rural doctor in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Jo Fort went from nursing in Kings Cross, Sydney, to nursing in Birdsville, the most isolated major town in the Outback.

Libby Maulder who, with her husband Greg, had a dream of setting up an organic herb farm in the pure wilds of Tasmania's central highlands.

Deb Bain, a wool and lamb producer in Western Victoria, founded national Farm Day, to reconnect urban and rural Australians.

Lynne Sawyers is a dearly-loved second mum to over 200 youngsters, who is always ready to foster and to help any child who needs a helping hand.  

Heather Jones who, when her husband left her alone with two young daughters to raise, realised she'd have to do something dramatic to earn enough money to keep them all.

Jeanette Brown lives at Cherbourg, 7 kilometres from Murgon. The town had a shocking start in the early 1900s when the Queensland State government herded Aboriginal people from all corners of the State into the one place – regardless of the fact that they were from up to 55 distinctive language groups.

Marie Muldoon, the daughter of outback legends Terry and John Underwood, who now both manages the family property Midway, a cattle station two hours south of Darwin, with husband Chris, and sells pearl jewellery to Paspaley clients around the world from her hi-tech 'virtual' showroom at her home.

Sister Theresa Morellini moved to the Kimberley in the early 1970s to work with Aboriginal youngsters at school. She then started a school in a remote Aboriginal community at Warmun.

Lurlene Ebborn from Gympie, Queensland, is another woman with an amazing story to tell of hardship, heartbreak and resilience. As a kid, she worked with her granddad constructing the Coolullah boundary fence through the Argylla Ranges, near Mount Isa, camping along the way.

Additional product information

ISBN: ISBN: 9781921901263.
Size: 230mm X 152mm.
Pages: 282 pages.
Binding: Soft laminated cover. Perfect bound.
Publication Date: (2013).
Images (Colour or Mono) Mainly B/W text with some colour images.
Author and/or publisher Sue Williams. (Penguin Books).

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