Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives. Inspiring Stories From Rural Australia

Carroll Margaret

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: New Holland Publishers(Australia) P/L
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2001
Edition: First Edition

Description: 205 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. This Book Shows The Lives Of Today's Pioneers, Whose Achievements Have, Until Now, Eluded Public Recognition

Publishers Description: A collection of inspirational stories and photographs from rural Australia, portraying the vibrancy and colour of the land, the passion and triumph of the human spirit. The stories of people who, while considering themselves quite ordinary, are taking extraordinary steps to bring about change.Australia is fond of nominating sports stars for heroism. People like bush nurse Margaret Carnegie-Smith are a good alternative. In the 1970s, the only medical person for a widespread community in Borroloola in NT, she lived in a mobile van, was permanently on call and treated everything from leprosy to complications of childbirth. Poets, actors and dancers from Fitzroy Crossing; winemakers from Margaret River WA; community and co-operative workers from Maleny, QLD: all rural stories, all written from the heart. The inspiring side of these people, many of them unsung heroes, speaks for itself.Debra Adelaide, Sydney Morning Herald 2001This treasure trove of of stories is easily readable and totally uplifting. They are about real people, people whose stories would otherwise never have been told, except for the dedication, determination and imagination of Margaret Carroll. The voices of her people are clear and their experiences as diverse as their backgrounds.Terry Underwood, Riveren Station, Northern Territory, author of ‘In the Middle of Nowhere’, writing for Katherine Times, 2001

ISBN: 9781864366853


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