Secondhand. Good condition. Wear to book corners and edges.
Pearl Wallace's experiences living and working the paddle steamers of the Murray and Darling were the inspiration for the heroine of Nancy Cato's All the Rivers Run.
In a River Woman, Pearl provides the definitive account of those years, from her first taste of riverboat life when she was just three weeks old, till she finally stepped ashore for the last time sixty-six years later.
It is an insight into a life that was part of Australia's history, yet nomadic and unconnected to any particular place. Despite her family's intimate connection to the river, their days were often marked by hardship and challenge. While Pearl does not romanticise this reality, her story is fascinating - alive with adventure, achievement, and the unique opportunities of a lifestyle few could imagine. (back cover)