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A collection of real-life accounts from nurses in the Australian bush - inspiring, poignant, horrifying and hilarious.

Stories and memories that capture the experience of nursing in the bush, gathered by the inimitable Bill 'Swampy' Marsh, best-selling author of Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories and Great Australian Police Stories.

With hearts as big as the outback, rural and remote nurses are a dedicated and gutsy bunch who work selflessly to care for their communities, often in isolated and inhospitable conditions, with few resources but plenty of experience, courage and care.

This memorable and eye-opening collection of real-life accounts from nurses in the Australian bush is by turns inspiring, poignant, horrifying and hilarious - and Swampy should know. It was while he was researching this book he had a near-fatal fall from a cliff in Kakadu, and experienced first-hand the skill and heroism of these outback nurses in extraordinary situations.

©2017 Bill Marsh (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Fantastic insightful stories unlikely to hear anywhere else

The stories retold in this book will draw a tear, laughter, thoughtful consideration, and all the while being thoroughly entertaining.

I highly recommend this book.

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Just political

This started out well with the male telling stories, and then developed into a boring female bragging about achievement and using rough language for political point scoring.
I’d like $10 for every time she said “anyhow”.
I’m returning book. It’s disappointing indeed.

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