Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library copy with external stickers removed. Sticker on inside half-title page and stamp on imprint page. Protective plastic covering. Wear to book corners.
A Woman's Life on Victoria River Downs 1948-1958.
In 1948 young Adelaide girl Lexie Simmons went to live on the great Victoria River Downs station in the remote outback of the Northern Territory. Before she knew it she was married to a head stockman and thrust into the role of 'bush missus'.
The 'missus' often endured great isolation and had to master many skills - butchering cattle, salting beef, making bread, minor surgery, peace-keeping among the station people, cooking for fifteen to twenty people, helping out in the bronco yard, killing the odd snake and managing the cantankerous white men who drifted through the outback.
Lexie Simmons mastered all these skills and more and survived to become a great 'bush missus'. (back cover)