Australian Dreaming

Australian Dreaming

Pioneer Women of the Bush and Outback


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By Jennifer Isaacs
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 256
Book Size 298 x 211 x 15 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1 Apr 2009
Subject Classification Local interest, family history & nostalgia / Nostalgia: general

Pioneer Women of the Bush and the Outback explores the experiences of the women who struggled to support their families and shape the country

This book is a fascinating insight into the daily lives of women from a variety of backgrounds - including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Chinese, Indian and German woman. Pioneer Women provides a unique portrait of how women set up and ran their remote bush homes and the work they did outside the home - shearing, droving, managing properties, teaching and governessing. Includes a wealth of photographs contributed by museums and descendants of many of the pioneers,

Jennifer Isaacs AM

Jennifer Isaacs is a prominent Australian writer, art consultant and independent curator. A pioneer in moves to gain respect for Aboriginal culture, she is the author of seminal books on Aboriginal art, religion, plant use, food, medicine and oral history. In 2003 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work promoting Aboriginal culture and assisting Aboriginal artists.