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    The remarkable story of a true trailblazer who found freedom and adventure in the outback
    The inspiring story of a feisty pioneering woman who sought freedom and adventure in the outback and became the first woman to work as an opal miner in Australia.People always asked her if she was ever afraid, living out in the desert alone with all those rough and scruffy men. But Minnie Berrington was not the faint-hearted type, and never had been. Being tough came naturally to her, growing up with three brothers and a family that went from riches to ruins. Only a slip of a girl, Minnie could match any man in stamina, perseverance and strength. She arrived in Coober Pedy when camels still brought in essential supplies, and water was so scarce that no-one washed. Together with the other miners, she braved the heat, the flies and the dust. Every day she waited for that special sound the pick made when it cracked opal. The first woman to dig her own shafts in the Australian opal fields, Minnie began her working life as a typist in London. But she and her younger brother, Victor, sought freedom and adventure in the 1920s and found plenty of it in the outback.'Destined to become an outback classic' - Liz Harfull, bestselling author of Women of the Land'Minnie brings to life a gutsy, independent woman living a remarkable but simple life in the harshest of conditions' - Juliet Wills, author of The Diamond Dakota Mystery
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    AU$ 61.99

    Book Author
    Marianne van Velzen
    Genre Biography & Autobiography
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    Allen & Unwin Book Publishers
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