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Great Pioneer Women Of The Outback By Susanna De Vries

Great Pioneer Women Of The Outback
by Susanna de Vries

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In the 1800s, the first white farmers and graziers making their homes in the outback were joined by their wives, many of whom had no idea what lay in store. This book profiles Australia's women pioneers and records the extraordinary grit and determination it took to build what many would consider an ordinary life.
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Great Pioneer Women Of The Outback by Susanna de Vries

In the 1800s, the first white farmers and graziers making their homes in the outback were joined by their wives, many of whom had no idea what lay in store. Expecting a tropical paradise, these female pioneers encountered instead conditions which would test, and often defeat them; relentless heat and dust, isolation, hostile wildlife, the threat of rape and violence, no medical facilities and neverending, backbreaking work. the outback was, according to the mantra of the day, 'no place for a lady', and yet many women with no previous experience of hardship rose to the challenge, turning their skills to creating homes, nursing, farming, grazing - and recording their endeavours in diaries, which today provide a startling picture of the hurdles they faced. Great Pioneer Women of the Outback profiles Australia's women pioneers, from Jeannie Gunn, author of We of the Never Never, to lesser known figures like Atlanta Bradshaw and Evelyn Maunsell. Building on her knowledge of Australian women's history, Susanna de Vries's book records the extraordinary grit and determination it took to build what many today would consider an ordinary life.

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GOR004805772
Great Pioneer Women Of The Outback by Susanna de Vries
Susanna de Vries
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
2005-05-25
320
0732276632
9780732276638
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