Maree was left with three small daughters when her husband and son were killed in a light plane smash. Cheryl lives in such a remote area, she had to winch herself and her three children across the Murray River to get the eldest to school. Alice admits she couldn't even tell a cow from a bull when she first went to live in the outback. These women are only some of the 12 extraordinary women who have overcome incredible hardships to survive and thrive in some of the most extremely remote parts of Australia. Sue Williams has uncovered some remarkable subjects in this work. From high-profile businesswomen to everyday heroes, these women will inspire and delight.More
From the sagas of biblical women crossing the desert to the novels of Willa Cather, stories of women contending with a frequently brutal and lonely landscape have long proved fascinating to the human spirit. In this audiobook, Sue Williams provides another testament, this time set in rural Australia in modern times.
Performed here by Catherine Milte in a voice that commands respect, Women of the Outback provides 12 character studies drawn from interviews with women who have managed life in the outback, whether by choice or necessity. Listeners will meet stay-at-home moms, business owners, and adventurers all battling some combination of drought, loneliness, and the hot, hot sun.
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