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
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Toni Tapp 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
636.213092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DU397
Literary form
non fiction
A sunburnt childhood : growing up in the Territory, Toni Tapp Coutts
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A sunburnt childhood : growing up in the Territory, Toni Tapp Coutts
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
16298005
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733637810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)924875898
  • (OCoLC)ocn924875898

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