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Back of beyond : one woman's remarkable story of love, adventure, disasters and wonderful times in the Gulf Country

Back of beyond : one woman's remarkable story of love, adventure, disasters and wonderful times in the Gulf Country
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
HC 920.72 OLD
Historical Collection   Mount Isa . . Not for Loan .    
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ISBN 9781760876906
Name Old, Jenny
Title Back of beyond : one woman's remarkable story of love, adventure, disasters and wonderful times in the Gulf Country
Edition 2020 ed.
Published Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin ; 2020.
Description x, 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, 1 map ; 20 cm.
Notes First published as McAllister by Inhouse Publising, 2016.
Summary When 22-year-old Jenny Old followed her heart to the vastness of the Gulf of Carpentaria, she had no idea of the primitive conditions she'd find herself in. Often her only contact with the outside world was through her two-way radio. Stretched to the limits, she achieved more than she ever thought herself capable of. With every setback and in the toughest of times when the odds seemed insurmountable, she learnt to dust herself off, find a smile and just keep on going. For eighteen years Jenny and Rick battled flood, drought, cyclones and personal hardship. Yet their world was a big as the landscape in which they lived, filled as it was with generosity, wonderful characters and the joy of life. At McAllister they established an oasis for their family and friends. Jenny's motto is: life throws many curve balls at us, but it's how we deal with them that counts. This is the extraordinary story of a woman of the bush and her indomitable spirit.
Subjects Women -- Queensland -- Carpentaria, Gulf of -- Biography
Autobiography
Country life -- Australia
Carpentaria, Gulf of, Region (N.T. and Qld.)
Added titles McAllister
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