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y separately published work icon Miles of Post and Wire single work   life story  
Note: As told to Loreen Brehaut.
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Miles of Post and Wire
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Fencer, horsewoman, dogger, roo skinner, goat hunter, cook, hard-working mother and backbone of two generations in the high hill country of the Pilbara. Florence Corrigan's life starts taking shape in an extremely isolated childhood and transforms when she escapes from the bush. The education about society continues on her travels around Australia and culminates when she meets her future husband over a lost bet in a strange beer garden. Florence's life is a vigorous journey of discovery of people, places and self. This is compounded by single motherhood, forced adoption in the sixties - when society thought it knew better - and self-taught literacy. Miles of Post and Wire details Florence's search for truth and amidst the deception shaped by her parents and silenced by family and death. It also unearths shocking family secrets that ultimately lead Florence on a pilgrimage for identity, a name and a culture. - back cover

Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated to my brother William Edward (Doug) Burgess With Love

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 1998 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Magabala Books
      Extent: 217p.
      Edition info: Although some library catalogues refer to this imprint as a new edition there is no evidence of this on the book. On t.p. verso: First published by Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation 1998
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 1875641416

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Works about this Work

Books William Yeoman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 8 May 2010; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction 2010 anthology short story extract ; Miles of Post and Wire 1998 single work life story
Untitled Jean Doran , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 15)

— Review of Miles of Post and Wire 1998 single work life story
Untitled Sue Clancy , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 43 no. 1 1999; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Miles of Post and Wire 1998 single work life story
Untitled Margaret Holmes , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Studio : A Journal of Christians Writing , Summer no. 77 1999-2000; (p. 36)

— Review of Miles of Post and Wire 1998 single work life story
Mixing It Barbara Milech , Darlene Oxenham , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 11 no. 1999; (p. 10-13)

— Review of Sister Girl : The Writings of Aboriginal Activist and Historian Jackie Huggins Jackie Huggins , 1998 selected work prose interview essay biography ; Miles of Post and Wire 1998 single work life story ; Indigenous Australian Voices : A Reader 1998 anthology extract poetry criticism autobiography prose short story
Untitled Sue Clancy , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 43 no. 1 1999; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Miles of Post and Wire 1998 single work life story
Books William Yeoman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 8 May 2010; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Romance Fiction 2010 anthology short story extract ; Miles of Post and Wire 1998 single work life story
Untitled Jean Doran , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 15)

— Review of Miles of Post and Wire 1998 single work life story
Mixing It Barbara Milech , Darlene Oxenham , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 11 no. 1999; (p. 10-13)

— Review of Sister Girl : The Writings of Aboriginal Activist and Historian Jackie Huggins Jackie Huggins , 1998 selected work prose interview essay biography ; Miles of Post and Wire 1998 single work life story ; Indigenous Australian Voices : A Reader 1998 anthology extract poetry criticism autobiography prose short story
Untitled Margaret Holmes , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Studio : A Journal of Christians Writing , Summer no. 77 1999-2000; (p. 36)

— Review of Miles of Post and Wire 1998 single work life story
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