Back Roads

Back Roads


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Defined by their strength and humility, these are characters whose grit and good humour will uplift and inspire. Meet strong women like Joan Sinclair, still riding horses in her 80s; Heather Jones from the Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls; and Diane Reeves, a transgender former dairy farmer, shearer and truck driver. Visit historic places, such as Pine Creek, built on the sweat of Chinese workers; and Marree, where cameleers forged new paths far from home in this remote part of the world. 'They're proud communities like my hometown, full of surprises, fight and spirit,' says Heather Ewart, Back Roads presenter. For anyone curious about what lies beyond, Back Roads will transport you from your city doorstep and show you a land of surprise and determination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780733339684
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/17/2019
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Heather Ewart is a much loved, award-winning journalist and the popular host of Back Roads.

Before joining Back Roads in 2015 as a writer and researcher, Karen Michelmore was a researcher and producer at 4 Corners.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

1 Yackandandah 5

2 Violet Town 18

3 Birchip 32

4 Natimuk 45

5 Harrow 57

6 Harrow's cricketers 70

7 Robe 86

8 Mundulla 96

9 Marree 106

10 Ceduna 116

11 Katanning 127

12 Karratha 137

13 Derby 148

14 Pine Creek 158

15 Karumba 168

16 Thursday Island 182

17 A hairdressing journey 196

18 Winton and Middleton 204

19 Thallon 215

20 White Cliffs 229

21 Corryong 238

22 Queenstown 247

23 Dunailey 256

24 Cygnet 266

Acknowledgements 275

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