Great Pioneer Women of the Outback
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FROM THE 1800s TO THE ONSET OF WORLD WAR I, PIONEERS MAKING THEIR HOMES IN OUTBACK AUSTRALIA WERE JOINED BY THEIR WIVES, MANY OF WHOM HAD NO IDEA OF THE DIFFICULTIES AND DANGERS AHEAD.

These women encountered conditions which would test their resilience and resourcefulness to the utmost: relentless heat, dust and isolation; hostile wildlife; no medical facilities; and never...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published January 25th 2005 by HarperCollins Publishers
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I found this book really interesting. It gave a "woman's face" to the early settlers in Australia. I learnt a little bit about our history, a little bit about true struggles and gained a HUGE appreciation for the women how settled Australia.
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