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Description - Outback Spirit by Sue Williams

In the great Outback traditions of mateship, resilience and generosity come these stories of ordinary people who, against seemingly insurmountable odds, help out those who inhabit Australia's vast untamed frontiers.

Five kids orphaned by a terrible accident . . .
A struggling family living in the most isolated spot on earth . . .
A single dad battling to cope in a house falling down around his ears . . .
A desperately ill woman in the middle of nowhere . . .

In the great Outback traditions of mateship, resilience and generosity come these stories of ordinary people who, against seemingly insurmountable odds, help out those who inhabit Australia's vast untamed frontiers. No task is too great and no sacrifice too much for these modern-day heroes.

Cheryl flies sick patients from rural areas to emergency medical treatment in cities; Sue is often the only one between life and death for her patients in the Kimberley; Ricky trades city comforts to connect with kids through sport in the dust of the desert and Eileen overcomes great challenges to protect remote land for generations to come. These are some of the men and women who embody the spirit of the Outback.

Inspiring, stirring and touching by turn, these people draw on enormous personal reserves to maintain the values of the Outback for the future of all Australians.

'A taste of the great things happening in the outback. Williams has found some real gems.' Weekly Times

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143205340
ISBN-10: 014320534X
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2011
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Sue Williams

Sue Williams was born in Sydney, Australia, and is the author of the best selling picture-books I Went Walking and Let's Go Visiting, illustrated by Julie Vivas. In 1981 she co-founded the children's book company, Omnibus Books, which published some of Australia's quintessential picture books, including One Woolly Wombat, Possum Magic, The Nativity and Wombat Divine. In 1997 she left Omnibus Books to co-found Working Title Press. For the next four years Sue worked on several publications, including the popular Working Title Press Dreaming Narrative series as assistant editor to Christine Nicholls and as co-author (with business partner Jane Covernton) of the Working Title Press picture book Dinnertime under the pseudonym Ann Weld. She retired from the Press in 2001 to pursue an academic career.

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