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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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Sue Williams has delivered us Women of the Outback and Outback Spirit, stories she gathers from the people of the bush. Ever curious, this time Sue puts herself in the firing line, seeking to find the essence of the outback experience - perfect for all us armchair travellers.

She travelled the width and length of Australia by bus, train, car, campervan, Troopy, horse, goat, foot and plane. She took part in the droving of 600 head of cattle through Queensland and got rolled by her horse. She helped pregnancy-test cattle at a remote property in the far north of South Australia, swallowed countless flies and ran through muddy dams carrying a pretend-sheep on her shoulders in an outback Ironwoman challenge. She boxed a State championship contender in outback Queensland in Fred Brophy's Outback fight club. She saw the country in drought, in flood, between swarms of locusts and a mice plague, mixing with old drovers, new backpackers, overseas tourists, Australians out to see their country, grey nomads, new settlers and old-timers. As she says, 'Somehow, I survived. And eventually found the heart of Australia in the most unlikely place of all.'

Sue knows how to tell a good story - and confirms once and for all that it's a weird place out there.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Michael Joseph , 2012 .
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      Extent: viii, 279 p., [16] p. of platesp.
      Description: col. ill., map, ports.
      ISBN: 9781921518638 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Rosemarie Milsom , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 April 2012; (p. 27)

— Review of Welcome to the Outback Sue Williams 2012 single work prose
Non Fiction for Mother's Day Angela Young , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 - 6 May 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Welcome to the Outback Sue Williams 2012 single work prose
Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 16 June 2012; (p. 5) The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 June 2012; (p. 5)

— Review of Welcome to the Outback Sue Williams 2012 single work prose
Across the Final Frontier Candida Baker , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 July 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of Catch Up With the Sun Heidi Douglas 2012 single work autobiography ; Welcome to the Outback Sue Williams 2012 single work prose ; Women of the Land : Eight Rural Women and Their Remarkable Everyday Lives Liz Harfull 2012 single work biography
Untitled Rosemarie Milsom , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 April 2012; (p. 27)

— Review of Welcome to the Outback Sue Williams 2012 single work prose
Non Fiction for Mother's Day Angela Young , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 - 6 May 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Welcome to the Outback Sue Williams 2012 single work prose
Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 16 June 2012; (p. 5) The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 June 2012; (p. 5)

— Review of Welcome to the Outback Sue Williams 2012 single work prose
Across the Final Frontier Candida Baker , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 July 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of Catch Up With the Sun Heidi Douglas 2012 single work autobiography ; Welcome to the Outback Sue Williams 2012 single work prose ; Women of the Land : Eight Rural Women and Their Remarkable Everyday Lives Liz Harfull 2012 single work biography
Last amended 7 Aug 2013 15:44:31
Subjects:
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
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