The Resource Beyond the outback : Gulf women of remote North West Queensland, edited by Bronwyn Blake

Beyond the outback : Gulf women of remote North West Queensland, edited by Bronwyn Blake

Label
Beyond the outback : Gulf women of remote North West Queensland
Title
Beyond the outback
Title remainder
Gulf women of remote North West Queensland
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bronwyn Blake
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. It will be loved by readers of Sara Henderson, Toni Tapp Coutts and Terry Underwood
Biography type
autobiography
Dewey number
994.37
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Blake, Bronwyn
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  • Women
  • Survival
  • Country life
  • Carpentaria, Gulf of (N.T. and Qld.)
  • Carpentaria, Gulf of (N.T. and Qld.)
  • Carpentaria, Gulf of (N.T. and Qld.)
Label
Beyond the outback : Gulf women of remote North West Queensland, edited by Bronwyn Blake
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Publication
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Includes glossary
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780733642203
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Beyond the outback : Gulf women of remote North West Queensland, edited by Bronwyn Blake
Publication
Note
Includes glossary
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780733642203
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print

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