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An Alice Girl

An Alice Girl
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Object Number Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
31234098352 994.291 HEA
Adult Non Fiction   Clermont Library . . On Loan . 11 Jun 2021
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ISBN 9781760529772
Name Heaslip, Tanya
Title An Alice Girl [paperback]
Published Crows Nest, NSW Allen & Unwin 2020.
Description 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary Whether working the mobs of cattle with the stockmen, playing cattleduffing on horseback or singing and doing lessons at their School of the Air desks, Tanya Heaslip and her siblings led a childhood unimaginable to many Australians. Growing up on a vast and isolated cattle property just north of Alice Springs, Tanya tells of wild rides, of making far-flung friends over the Air, of the dangers, the fun and the back-breaking work. As the eldest child, her added responsibility was to look after the littler ones, so she was by their sides dealing with snakes, the threat of bushfires and broken bones. Tanya's parents, Janice and Grant 'the Boss' Heaslip, were pioneers. They developed Bond Springs Station where water was scarce, where power was dependent on generators and where a trip to town for supplies meant a full day's journey. Grant was determined to teach his children how to survive in this severe environment and his lessons were often harsh. In a childhood that most would consider very tough, Tanya tells of this precious time with raw honesty, humour, love and kindness. This is the story of an Alice girl.
Target audience note General.
Subjects Biography
Country life
Livestock workers
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