Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with all external stickers removed. Partial date due slip on inside page. Minor wear to book corners and edges. Book is clean, and binding is still very good
In 1953, after doctors prescribed fresh country air for his health, Scottish-born Robert Wales uproots his young family from the city life of Sydney and sets out to establish a sheep farm in the bush.
What he lacked in experience and expertise, he made up for in enthusiasm. Or so he hoped.
When the family arrives on a lonely hill in northern New South Wales, they have no electricity, running water, or telephone and no choice but to make that tangle of bush their home.
From Angela Wales, eldest of the five kids, comes this extraordinarily vivid and evocative account of the next ten years as they tried to tame six thousand acres and navigate the challenges of country life.
Filled with drama and hilarity, joy and back-breaking toil, Barefoot in the Bindis portrays a childhood spent in the bush and is a stunning picture of Australia's past. (back cover)