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by Conway, Jill Ker.

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TitleThe road from Coorain
Author / Responsible partyConway, Jill Ker.
TopicsAutobiography. Conway, Jill K., -- 1934-2018. Women scholars -- Australia -- Biography. Country life -- New South Wales -- Hillston. Women authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVision Australia Information Library Service


Jill Ker Conway grew up on a sheep station in Western New South Wales. When her brothers were away at boarding-school she became her father's station hand until drought destroyed her parent's dream and she was forced into a life of difficulty in Sydney, and ultimately on to America for her university education. This is an account of her long journey to adulthood, and the adventures of mind, body and spirit which allow her to establish an identity independent of her upbringing.

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System control numberVA15082
Original Print PublisherPort Melbourne, Vic. : Heinemann, 1993.
NarratorJan Oxenbould.
Narrator NameJan Oxenbould.
Participant or performer noteJan Oxenbould.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator