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Barefoot in the Bindis

Narrated by: Jessica Douglas-Henry
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
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Scottish-born Robert Wales sailed into Sydney Harbour during WWII, but in 1953 he was choking in the city, and doctors prescribed fresh country air. 

With no experience and only knowledge he'd picked up from a few books, he uproots his family and sets out to establish a sheep farm in the bush. When they arrive on a lonely hill in northern New South Wales, they have no electricity, no running water, no telephone and no choice but to make this their home. 

From Angela Wales, eldest of the five kids, comes this extraordinarily vivid and evocative account of the next 10 years as they try to tame 6,000 acres of bush and navigate the challenges of country life.  

Filled with drama and hilarity, joy and back-breaking toil, Barefoot in the Bindis portrays a childhood spent in the Outback and is a sensational picture of Australia's past.

©2019 Angela Wales (P)2019 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Walcha Memories

great story of life in rural Australia . reminding me of all those family names and how much things had changed by the 70 and 80s and how much somethings hadn't changed at all. I am biased in my review having grown up in Walcha a generation after Angela.. but it's a beautiful story.