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The Resource Spuds, rabbits and flour bags : an Australian farming family share their stories of yesteryear, Joy E Rainey

Spuds, rabbits and flour bags : an Australian farming family share their stories of yesteryear, Joy E Rainey

Label
Spuds, rabbits and flour bags : an Australian farming family share their stories of yesteryear
Title
Spuds, rabbits and flour bags
Title remainder
an Australian farming family share their stories of yesteryear
Statement of responsibility
Joy E Rainey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Spuds' is a book about people. Real life stories of a large farming family with twelve children. The time frame 1920 to 1946 includes their struggles during the 30's depression and the stress of three sons serving overseas in the Second World War. Amid this, they coped with a child suffering TB, another severely handicapped with Polio and a child dying with Coeliac Disease. The family grew spuds and sowed crop to feed their big working draught horses, pony, chooks, a pig and milking cow. The big black iron stove cooked many meals. Reject potatoes were used for themselves. The rabbit plague had its positives. This 'underground mutton' supplemented many meals. Eventually a water tap was installed in the kitchen instead of water being hauled up by bucket from the well and carried inside. The big log fire with hanging, black iron water container was a source of comfort. Especially in winter, when snow was frequent along with 'puddle freezing' frosts, roads furrowed with deep boggy mud. These fireside gatherings yielded many stories, reading, poetry recitations and concerts; sensitively recorded by the author, daughter, niece, psychologist with forty years of professional experience
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AUNRT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rainey, Joy E
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farmers
  • Farm life
  • Families
  • Victoria
Target audience
adult
Label
Spuds, rabbits and flour bags : an Australian farming family share their stories of yesteryear, Joy E Rainey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068542340
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd edition.
Extent
352 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922444530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1232144630
Label
Spuds, rabbits and flour bags : an Australian farming family share their stories of yesteryear, Joy E Rainey
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068542340
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd edition.
Extent
352 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922444530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1232144630

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