Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 6 June 22

Not Just The Wife Of The General Manager by Sally Warriner

It was the 1970s and Sally was in her early twenties when she returned from a backpacking sojourn and hitchhiked to Australia’s far north. But instead of moving back to Canberra as planned, she stayed. After marrying a cattle station manager, Sally lived and worked with him on various stations until she was fifty, ingraining herself into the lives of the characters who inhabited these isolated places.

With wit and sass, Sally tells the story of how she was so much more than just a wife of a station manager – despite what some of the top end blokes thought. She was a nurse (dealing with local accidents, assisting the Flying Doctor Service and making emergency 400km round trips through the outback with sick children) a mother (bringing up several children, not all her own) a travel agent, a social secretary, a host and an organiser.

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Not Just The Wife Of The General Manager | Sally Warriner

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