The Resource The only way home, Liz Byron

The only way home, Liz Byron

Label
The only way home
Title
The only way home
Statement of responsibility
Liz Byron
Title variation
Only way home
Title variation remainder
one woman, two donkeys and an extraordinary outback journey of healing and renewal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a warm day in May 2004 Liz Byron set off from Cooktown with her two companions, donkeys Grace and Charley, on a self-imposed challenge to walk 2500 kilometres of the Bicentennial National Trail over 9 months. This epic journey was a rite of passage to mark leaving 40 years of marriage and embarking on life as a single woman at the age of 61. She foresaw that self-reliance, physical stamina and route-finding would be challenges but couldn't have known how the environment in Queensland was to test her to the limit. Years of drought had left much of her route a dusty wasteland, without food or water for her animals. Years of suffering from childhood abuse and a family tragedy had left her unwilling to ask for help. Walking became a meditation, an exercise in being in the moment even when that moment was 43 degrees or she hadn't eaten for 7 hours. In her moving memoir, Liz reveals how she healed herself step by step on the way to her new home in northern NSW - by learning to trust her intuition, the wisdom of her animals and the kindness of strangers
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10846850
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byron, Liz
Dewey number
362.83959
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byron, Liz
  • Byron, Liz
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Self-reliance
  • Women
  • Travel
  • Walking
  • Adult child abuse victims
  • Divorced women
  • Older women
  • Trails
  • Donkeys
  • Self-realization in women
  • Wilderness survival
  • Travel with donkeys
  • Adult children of dysfunctional families
  • Bicentennial National Trail (Qld.)
  • Queensland
  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
Label
The only way home, Liz Byron
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Publication
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
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 258 pages
Isbn
9781925868203
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The only way home, Liz Byron
Publication
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
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 258 pages
Isbn
9781925868203
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print

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