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A House of Trees: Memoirs of an Australian Girlhood
A House of Trees Memoirs of an Australian Girlhood Author:Joan Colebrook In the first decades of the 20th century, the tablelands of northern Australia were just beginning to be settled. It was there, in a house surrounded by dense, lush rain forest, that Joan Colebrook spent her childhood. Along with 4 sisters and a brother, she grew up in a time and country rich in contradiction: aboriginal gunyahs and afternoon... more » tea; monsoons and Victrola dances: bush missionaries and an Anglican girls school.
With Clarity and insight, Colebrook recalls the hardships and pleasures of a life in a pioneering community. Her thoughts, laced with a good dose of hindsight, bring to life an era and a spirit that are lost to today's world.« less