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Publisher's Summary

Author Deb Hunt sets out to discover what makes our Australian farming families tick.

Travelling to properties across the country - from a vast, dusty cattle run in outback Queensland to the wheat belt of Western Australia and dairy farms in Tasmania - and introducing us to eight different families who survive and thrive on the land, these stories provide a window into a way of life that defines the Australian spirit at its best.

©2015 Deb Hunt (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

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"Their stories are intense, their lives epic in quality...eight gripping tales." ( The Australian)

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Beautiful Book

This is a heartwarming book that provides an empathetic peak into the lives of some unassuming, resilient and uplifting outback families. Beautifully written and narrated.

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A powerful insight into farming families...

An excellent book providing a powerful insight into the lives of farming families over the Australian outback. Highly recommended

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  • 28-03-2017

A fantastic read

Such wonderful word and easy listening. Great 'real' Australian stories with ironic flavour. It would be great to hear more stories of current (newer) Australian farming families to see what has changed.

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Fantastic warm and profound story telling

The narration was amazing, could have been the author herself with warmth, feeling and humour.
What a fabulous window into the real farming families of Australia!

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  • Shachar Petrushka
  • 27-09-2016

bunch of interviews of australian farmers

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

the book is a bunch of several interviews of australian farmers, stories and how it is to live in a farm in a remote location.

I'm interested in plants and growing some (in a small city apartment) and this book gave me perspective on what's it like to farm.

like that to be competitive you'll need equipment (tractors, irrigations etc) and that to be profitable you'll need more land since the prices and profits of (almost everything) dropped since the last generation.

in short, farming (and living in a remote location) isn't romantic.

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  • ianbeecherjones
  • 31-03-2020

Inspirational and humbling

This book encapsulated everything that is brilliant and amazing about Farmers, not just Aussie farmers. Brilliantly written and narrated a book anyone and everyone in agriculture would read and find a connection with.

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