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The Resource A sunburnt childhood : growing up in the Territory, Toni Tapp Coutts

A sunburnt childhood : growing up in the Territory, Toni Tapp Coutts

Label
A sunburnt childhood : growing up in the Territory
Title
A sunburnt childhood
Title remainder
growing up in the Territory
Statement of responsibility
Toni Tapp Coutts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Toni Tapp Coutts grew up on the massive Killarney Station, where her stepfather, Bill Tapp, was a cattle king. But there was no 'big house' here - Toni did not grow up in a large homestead. She lived in a shack that had no electricity and no running water. The oppressive climate of the Territory - either wet or dry - tested everyone. Fish were known to rain from the sky and sometimes good men drank too much and drowned trying to cross swollen rivers. Toni grew up with the Aboriginal people who lived and worked on the station, and got into scrapes with her ever-increasing number of siblings. She loved where she grew up - she was happy on the land with her friends and family, observing the many characters who made up the community on Killarney. When she was sent to boarding school all she wanted to do was go back to the land she loved, despite the fact that her parents' marriage was struggling as Bill Tapp succumbed to drink and June Tapp refused to go under with him. Toni's love of the natural world and of people alike has resulted in a tender portrait of a life that many people would consider tough. She brings vividly to the page a story seldom seen: a Territory childhood, with all its colour, characters and contradictions. -- back cover
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tapp Coutts, Toni
Dewey number
636.213092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
DU397
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tapp Coutts, Toni
  • Tapp family
  • Killarney Station (N.T.)
  • Country life
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
A sunburnt childhood : growing up in the Territory, Toni Tapp Coutts
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- In the beginning -- Nana's house -- Welcome to Killarney -- Daisy and Dora -- Mayvale bore -- A growing empire -- Raining fish -- Kids' games -- The cattle yards -- A bush education -- Boarding school days -- It's a new world -- Elizabeth Taylor of the outback -- Old Micko -- Cracks in the Hide -- The Scotsman -- Back to the bush -- A new territory adventure -- The beginning of the end -- Full circle -- The sun sets on Killarney -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements
Control code
000055500600
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 324 pages, 8 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9780733634499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), photographs (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)924875898
Label
A sunburnt childhood : growing up in the Territory, Toni Tapp Coutts
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- In the beginning -- Nana's house -- Welcome to Killarney -- Daisy and Dora -- Mayvale bore -- A growing empire -- Raining fish -- Kids' games -- The cattle yards -- A bush education -- Boarding school days -- It's a new world -- Elizabeth Taylor of the outback -- Old Micko -- Cracks in the Hide -- The Scotsman -- Back to the bush -- A new territory adventure -- The beginning of the end -- Full circle -- The sun sets on Killarney -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements
Control code
000055500600
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 324 pages, 8 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9780733634499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), photographs (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)924875898

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