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The Resource A sunburnt childhood : growing up in the Territory, Toni Tapp Coutts

A sunburnt childhood : growing up in the Territory, Toni Tapp Coutts

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A sunburnt childhood : growing up in the Territory
Title
A sunburnt childhood
Title remainder
growing up in the Territory
Statement of responsibility
Toni Tapp Coutts
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Summary
Toni Tapp grew up on the massive Killarney Station, where her stepfather, Bill Tapp, was a cattle king. But there was no 'big house' here - Toni did not grow up in a large homestead. She lived in a shack that had no electricity and no running water. The oppressive climate of the Territory - either wet or dry - tested everyone. Fish were known to rain from the sky and sometimes good men drank too much and drowned trying to cross swollen rivers. Toni grew up with the Aboriginal people who lived and worked on the station, and got into scrapes with her ever-increasing number of siblings. She loved where she grew up - she was happy on the land with her friends and family, observing the many characters who made up the community on Killarney. When she was sent to boarding school all she wanted to do was go back to the land she loved, despite the fact that her parents' marriage was struggling as Bill Tapp succumbed to drink and June Tapp refused to go under with him. Toni's love of the natural world and of people alike has resulted in a tender portrait of a life that many people would consider tough. She brings vividly to the page a story seldom seen: a Territory childhood, with all its colour, characters and contradictions
Cataloging source
NJB
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1955-
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Tapp Coutts, Toni
Dewey number
636.213092
Series statement
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  • Tapp Coutts, Toni
  • Cattle ranches
  • Country life
  • Women
  • Killarney Station (N.T.)
Label
A sunburnt childhood : growing up in the Territory, Toni Tapp Coutts
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  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
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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.
Control code
46855452
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
vii, 342 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781525224072
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 46855452
  • (Sirsi) 46855452
Label
A sunburnt childhood : growing up in the Territory, Toni Tapp Coutts
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
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.
Control code
46855452
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
vii, 342 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781525224072
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 46855452
  • (Sirsi) 46855452

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