The Resource Stranger country, Monica Tan

Stranger country, Monica Tan

Label
Stranger country
Title
Stranger country
Statement of responsibility
Monica Tan
Title variation
Stranger country
Title variation remainder
a 30,000 kilometre road trip through the Outback
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What happens when a 32-year-old first-generation Australian woman decides to chuck in a dream job, pack a sleeping bag and tent, and hit the long, dusty road for six months? Thirty-thousand kilometres later, Monica Tan has the answer, and it completely surprises her. In mid-2016, Monica left Sydney, unsure of her place in Australia. As a Chinese Australian city slicker, she couldn't have felt more distant from powerful mythologies like the Digger, the Drover's Wife and Clancy of the Overflow. And more importantly, Monica wondered, how could she ever feel she truly belonged to a land that has been the spiritual domain of Indigenous Australians for over 60,000 years? Stranger Country is the riveting account of the six months Monica drove and camped her way through some of Australia's most beautiful and remote landscapes. She shared meals, beers and conversations with miners, greynomads, artists, farmers, community workers and small business owners from across the nation: some Aboriginal, some white, some Asian, and even a few who managed to be all three. The result is an enthralling and entertaining celebration of the spirit of adventure, a thoughtful quest for understanding and a unique portrait of Australia and all it means to those who live here
Summary
What happens when a 32-year-old first generation Australian woman decides to chuck in a dream job, pack a sleeping bag and tent, and hit the long, dusty road for six months? Thirty-thousand kilometres later, Monica Tan had the answer. In mid-2016, Monica left Sydney unsure of her place in this country. As a Chinese-Australian city-slicker she couldn't feel more distant from powerful Australian mythologies like the Digger, the Drover's Wife and Clancy of the Overflow. More importantly, she wondered how she could ever truly belong to a land that has been the spiritual domain of Indigenous Australians for 60,000 plus years. Stranger Country is the blow-by-blow account of the six months Monica drove and camped her way through some of Australia's most beautiful landscapes and shared meals with miners, grey nomads, artists, farmers, community workers and small business owners from across the nation; some Aboriginal, some white, some Asian, and even a few who managed to be all three.
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10758039
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tan, Monica
Dewey number
919.4092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tan, Monica
  • Automobile travel
  • Life change events
  • Chinese
  • Women authors, Australian
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Australians
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Stranger country, Monica Tan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760632212
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Stranger country, Monica Tan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760632212
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print

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