Drought, flood, harrowing isolation and horrific accidents – the Australian Bush is no place for a lady. But as this book reveals, the women of the Outback are a different breed: tough, resilient and endlessly resourceful.
They’re both the backbone and the heart of Australia, keeping their farms going, their families together and their communities alive … and often against overwhelming odds.
Forgoing the comfort of her inner-city Sydney apartment and the safety of her vegetarian, caffeine-free teetotaller lifestyle, Sue Williams throws herself with characteristic gusto into exploring the heart of the Australian Outback, billy tea, damper and all.
Read how she travelled the length and breadth of Australia by any means possible — bus, train, campervan, horse, goat, foot, bicycle and plane.
Sue Williams travels to the farthest reaches of our country to bring to the world 16 inspirational stories from some of Australia’s most amazing women .
Their achievements are extraordinary; their stories rarely told. From the woman who built a diamond empire from nothing, to the mother who educated two daughters in the cab of her truck while building a trailblazing transport company, via a fearless crocodile wrangler, and the rest, these women truly are inspirations.
Just hours after they watch a glorious Australian Outback sunset, two young English tourists are waylaid by a predatory stranger. There’s a single gunshot, and then the darkness …
In this gripping account of Peter Falconio’s disappearance, award-winning writer Sue Williams charts the young couple’s early lives, the past of a gun-toting drug-runner, and the tabloid Press’ hounding of Joanne Lees.