From the Gulf to God Knows Where

From the Gulf to God Knows Where

By: Marion Houldsworth

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Charlie and Pauline Rayment wouldn't live anywhere but the Outback. Charlie brought Pauline as a bride to 'Kurran', in the ranges of the Diamantina catchment. Pauline faced the wilderness while Charlie carved a property from the harsh environment. Their story typifies this new collection by Marion Houldsworth. Readers share the Outback experience at one remove; wake face-to-face with a rock-python, are sucked down in a whirlpool, trapped inside a water-tank, help a neighbour bury a dead child. They swim cattle across the flooded Burdekin, and, like Clancy of old, tail 'twelve-fifty fats' down the Cooper. Brumby hunts, droughts, floods and fires,even a trip by Cobb & Co. Told with compassion and humour this more than a valuable addition to the social history of the Outback. These are Australia's stories at their liveliest and best. Critique: Few stories have been told, or will be told, with such vivid immediacy and disarming naturalness as Marion Houldsworth presents them here. Bill Gammage, ANU

Title: From the Gulf to God Knows Where

Author Name: Marion Houldsworth

Categories: Memoirs, Australian Biographies,

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2014

ISBN Number: 1921920769

ISBN Number 13: 9781921920769

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 23.0 x 16.0 x 1.2 cm

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 003978

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