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My outback life : adventures in the gulf country
My outback life : adventures in the gulf country
Tapp Coutts, Toni, 1955-2017
Having grown up on the massive Killarney cattle station near Katherine, NT, Toni Tapp Coutts was well prepared when her husband, Shaun, took a job at McArthur River Station in the Gulf Country, 600 kilometres away near the Queensland border. Toni became cook, counsellor, housekeeper and nurse to the host of people who lived on McArthur River and the constant stream of visitors. She made firm friends, created the Heartbreak Bush Ball and started riding campdraft in rodeos all over the Territory, becoming one of the NT's top riders. In the midst of this busy life she raised three children and saw them through challenges; she dealt with snakes in her washing basket; she kept in touch with her large, sprawling Tapp family, and she fell deeply in love with the Gulf Country.
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Sydney, NSW : Hachette Australia, 2017.
xv, 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 24 cm.
Sequel to: A sunburnt childhood.
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Beaumaris LibraryBiography636.213 COUAvailable