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Island Nurses

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  •  Island Nurses
    Title: Island Nurses
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Price: $30.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Adele and Leonie live and work on remote Great Barrier Island, so called because it faces the full brunt of wild Pacific weather and acts as a barrier for the mainland about 100 kilometres away.

    With a population of about 900, no electricity, no ATM machine, no street lights and one pub, this is a wild and rugged place. It has a long history of farming, whaling and fishing and the people who live there are a hardy lot, proud of their isolation, and it's also a popular summer holiday destination for mainlanders.

    Midwifery and nursing on a remote island brings with it a wide range of dramas and emergencies, and Adele and Leonie have many wonderful, sometimes tragic, sometimes happy, sometimes funny, stories to tell of over 25 years of challenging and uplifting work with the hardy island inhabitants.

    This is a story about the simple life on an isolated island; a story about two remarkable women and how they forged their careers in a remote place; a story of community and the births and deaths that shape the ups and downs of that community; a classic story of making do and overcoming adversity; and a story of hope and new life.

    ISBN: 9781877505843
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