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When Georgiana Molloy gave birth on the beach at Augusta in 1830 with boxes of her possessions lying where they'd landed, she was one of the many women who literally had to remake their homes out of the broken bones of their past. In this passionate book Maggie MacKellar tells the stories of women on the frontier in Canada and Australia who ventured out in bonnets and petticoats to collect seeds, who abandoned sidesaddles to ride in the mountains, who risked their reputations to climb mountains-and beyond this it tells of the risky business of women who put their lives on the page to claim the importance of their experience. Core of My Heart, My Country weaves together experience and insight from women who lived and wrote in different landscapes, in different climates and in different eras. It is a provocative and remarkable encounter with buried stories and persistent myths.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780522851373
ISBN-10: 0522851371
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 137mm x 26mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: Australia


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Author Biography - Maggie MacKellar

Maggie MacKellar lectures in Australian and cross-cultural comparative history at the University of Sydney. In 1996 she spent three months hiking, camping and kayaking in the Alaskan wilderness with the National Outdoor Leadership School, which provided the inspiration for this book. She lives in Sydney with her two children. Core of My Heart, My Country is her first book. MacKellar has since published her second book Strangers in a Foreign Land.

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