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Whitsunday Regional Libraries will welcome Australian author Thea Hayes as she presents hermemoir ‘An Outback Nurse’ at Proserpine, Bowen and Collinsville Libraries on 23 and 24 July.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said members of the public are invited to come along and listen to Thea as she talks about her life living on one of Australia’s most famous outback stations ‘ Wave Hill’ in the Northern Territory which was then one of the largest properties in the world covering over four million acres.
“I encourage the community to attend and listen to this fascinating first-hand account of what lifewas like for Thea living on a famous out back station,” she said.
Thea’s story began when as a young city nurse she completed her training in Sydney in 1959. Ayear later she accepted a job on a remote cattle station in the Outback and from there her lifechanged dramatically.
Her story is one of overcoming the odds to find her place in the world, of falling in love with theland and finding love on the land. Members of the public are sure to find Thea’s story bothcaptivating and inspirational. This is a free event; everyone is welcome at the following venues: - Thursday 23rd July 11:00 am – Bowen Library 2:00 pm – Collinsville Library - Friday 24th July 11:00 am - Proserpine Library
For further information please contact your local library -
Bowen Library: 4761 3670Collinsville Library: 4785 5100Proserpine Library: 4945 0275
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