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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 McAllister
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'After falling in love with her husband, Rick, Jenny Old moved to a property called McAllister in the remote Gulf Country of far north Queensland. There, she faced incredible hardship, living in a hut without basic necessities—a 44-gallon drum for a stove and a bucket for a bathroom—with contact with the outside world limited to a two-way radio. In this vast empty landscape, she raised a family while battling drought, flood, fire and cyclones. For nearly two decades, she and Rick struggled to stay on in the Gulf, eventually triumphantly turning McAllister into a thriving oasis. This extraordinary story of one indomitable Australian woman is told in her own words with skill and humour. A story of the bush people and their generosity, filled with wonderful characters. Most of all, this is the story of one woman’s love for her man and the adventure it took her on.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Allen & Unwin ed.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ashmore, Southport area, Gold Coast, Queensland,: Jenny Old , 2016 .
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      Extent: 408p.
      • Publication date: May 4, 2016

      ISBN: 9781925497021
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2018 .
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      Alternative title: Back of Beyond
      Extent: 1v.p.
      • Published April 2018.

      ISBN: 9781760632090
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  • Gulf of Carpentaria area, Far North Queensland, Queensland,
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