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Publisher's Summary

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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🦋MEDICINE FOR REAL NURSES

Being a current serving general nurse of 40 years, disolusioned by the current nursing climate This was the best medicine ever.. It brought me back to why I wanted to be a real nurse in the first place. to make a difference compassion and respect. deliver a high standard of care.
general trained nurses are rare these days. the stories are wonderfully narrated I couldn't put this book down. It was like talking to mature nurse over a coffee to lighten the spirit.
THANKYOU a nurse is a nurse 24/7 you will always be a nurse.
"Nurses are born not made" J.B. chairman BDH south Australia.

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Great stories, valuable information

These stories are much more than for entertainment. They give valuable insight into the original inhabitants of our and their beloved country. Thanks to the people who share their knowledge so generously.

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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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Amazing story

I totally enjoyed this book and the story’s of the outback. The nurses deserve a medal for what they go through

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loved this book, loved hearing all the stories and hearing how the nurses loved their jobs

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Authentic spellbinding Aussie stories.

Fantastic book full.of the most fascinating, funny, sad , emotive, cultural, hair-raising experiences by many medical Angels and recounted by superb narrators. Excellent book loved every minute and the details about the remarkable indigenous culture were sheer gold. The details of the harm done by colonisation
.. heart breaking. 10/10 Easy!!! Thank you Bill ...nurses patients publishers and Audible!

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