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An Alice girl, Tanya Heaslip

Label
An Alice girl
Title
An Alice girl
Statement of responsibility
Tanya Heaslip
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Whether working the mobs of cattle with the stockmen, playing cattleduffing on horseback or singing and doing lessons at their School of the Air desks, Tanya Heaslip and her siblings led a childhood unimaginable to many Australians. Growing up on a vast and isolated cattle property just north of Alice Springs, Tanya tells of wild rides, of making far-flung friends over the Air, of the dangers, the fun and the back-breaking work. As the eldest child, her added responsibility was to look after the littler ones, so she was by their sides dealing with snakes, the threat of bushfires and broken bones. Tanya's parents, Janice and Grant 'the Boss' Heaslip, were pioneers. They developed Bond Springs Station where water was scarce, where power was dependent on generators and where a trip to town for supplies meant a full day's journey. Grant was determined to teach his children how to survive in this severe environment and his lessons were often harsh. In a childhood that most would consider very tough, Tanya tells of this precious time with raw honesty, humour, love and kindness. This is the story of an Alice girl
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heaslip, Tanya
Dewey number
636.213092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heaslip, Tanya
  • Heaslip, Tanya
  • Heaslip, Tanya
  • Authors, Australian
  • Livestock workers
  • Country life
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Autobiographies
  • Women authors
  • Women
  • Pioneers
  • Rural conditions
  • Country life
  • Ranches
  • Alice Springs (N.T.)
  • Alice Springs (N.T.)
Label
An Alice girl, Tanya Heaslip
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Cattle Duffers -- 1. Where It All Began -- 2. Cattleman-Har Hup, There! -- 3. Our Very Own Palace -- 4. 'I Belong That Country' -- 5. Dick and Dora, Nip and Fluff -- 6. Four Good Men -- 7. 'Delta Queeee-Bec Golf' -- 8. Thank You, Adelaide Miethke -- 9. No Mic Fright for Me -- 10. The Importance of Being Strong -- 11. Loss -- 12. An Outback Lifeline -- 13. Buckjumping on the Bond -- 14. Learning to Ride -- 15. Bush Art and Animals -- 16. Bush Music -- 17. DQG in Full Flight -- 18. Characters -- 19. Mrs Hodder and Tall Tales -- 20. Jane Joseland-My New Friend -- 21. Charlie Gorey and Bush Work -- 22. Mind Over Matter -- 23. The Best Weekend of the Year! -- 24. Wild, Wonderful Bush Get-Togethers -- 25. 'We've Got Visitors, Mum!' -- 26. All the Games That We Could Play -- 27. Eeyore John Wayne -- 28. Everard Park -- 29. More Show Adventures -- 30. Writing and Music -- 31. It'll Take the Time It Takes -- 32. Bush Life-Lost and Found -- 33. The Nightmare of Shearing -- 34. My Last Year -- 35. Remember the Bullocks
Control code
000066863511
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 324 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760529772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1143349826
Label
An Alice girl, Tanya Heaslip
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Cattle Duffers -- 1. Where It All Began -- 2. Cattleman-Har Hup, There! -- 3. Our Very Own Palace -- 4. 'I Belong That Country' -- 5. Dick and Dora, Nip and Fluff -- 6. Four Good Men -- 7. 'Delta Queeee-Bec Golf' -- 8. Thank You, Adelaide Miethke -- 9. No Mic Fright for Me -- 10. The Importance of Being Strong -- 11. Loss -- 12. An Outback Lifeline -- 13. Buckjumping on the Bond -- 14. Learning to Ride -- 15. Bush Art and Animals -- 16. Bush Music -- 17. DQG in Full Flight -- 18. Characters -- 19. Mrs Hodder and Tall Tales -- 20. Jane Joseland-My New Friend -- 21. Charlie Gorey and Bush Work -- 22. Mind Over Matter -- 23. The Best Weekend of the Year! -- 24. Wild, Wonderful Bush Get-Togethers -- 25. 'We've Got Visitors, Mum!' -- 26. All the Games That We Could Play -- 27. Eeyore John Wayne -- 28. Everard Park -- 29. More Show Adventures -- 30. Writing and Music -- 31. It'll Take the Time It Takes -- 32. Bush Life-Lost and Found -- 33. The Nightmare of Shearing -- 34. My Last Year -- 35. Remember the Bullocks
Control code
000066863511
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 324 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760529772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1143349826

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