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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Old, Jenny

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'After falling in love with my husband, Rick, I moved to a property called McAllister in the remote Gulf Country of far north Queensland, where I found myself living in a shed with a 44-gallon drum for my stove and a shower rose and a bucket in a tree for the bathroom!'When twent...y-two-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 achieve 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.This is the extraordinary story of a woman of the bush, her indomitable spirit.
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ISBN 9781760632090
Published NZ 28 Mar 2018
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760632090
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 28 Mar 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Old, Jenny
Category Biography & Autobiography
The Countryside, Country Life
Australian
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 994.3706092
Weight 560g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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