Rachel by Jeff McGill

Rachel by Jeff McGill

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'Just a girl, but when it came to chasing wild horses nobody questioned Rachel Kennedy's skill in a saddle. What raised eyebrows was the type of saddle she used: a man's.'

Rachel Kennedy was a colonial folk hero. Born in the wild and remote Warrumbungle mountains of western New South Wales in 1845, she was described by Duke Tritton of The Bulletin as Australia's greatest pioneer woman of them all.

Rachel caught brumbies, hid bushrangers, went to war with squatter kings, fed starving families during the shearing strikes, worked as a revered bush nurse and midwife, and fought for the underdog after observing the bitter experiences of the Chinese on the goldfields. She also built rare friendships with Aboriginal people, including a lifelong relationship with her 'sister' Mary Jane Cain, a proud campaigner for the rights of her people.

Meticulously researched and written with compelling energy, this is a vivid and at times heartbreaking story of a pioneering woman who left a legacy that went well beyond her lifetime.

Product Features:

  • Brumby hunter, medicine woman, bushrangers' ally and troublemaker for good . . . the remarkable pioneering life of Rachel Kennedy.
  • Rachel Kennedy stood out on a wild frontier dominated by men . . . her extraordinary and unputdownable pioneering story is told for the first time.
  • A rousing pioneer story of an extraordinary woman.
Article Number:
223615
Author:
Jeff McGill
Brand Name:
Allen & Unwin
ISBN:
9781760879983
Number of Pages:
352
Product Contains:
Paperback
Product Depth:
2.7 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.47 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
31.05.2022
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin
Product details
'Just a girl, but when it came to chasing wild horses nobody questioned Rachel Kennedy's skill in a saddle. What raised eyebrows was the type of saddle she used: a man's.'

Rachel Kennedy was a colonial folk hero. Born in the wild and remote Warrumbungle mountains of western New South Wales in 1845, she was described by Duke Tritton of The Bulletin as Australia's greatest pioneer woman of them all.

Rachel caught brumbies, hid bushrangers, went to war with squatter kings, fed starving families during the shearing strikes, worked as a revered bush nurse and midwife, and fought for the underdog after observing the bitter experiences of the Chinese on the goldfields. She also built rare friendships with Aboriginal people, including a lifelong relationship with her 'sister' Mary Jane Cain, a proud campaigner for the rights of her people.

Meticulously researched and written with compelling energy, this is a vivid and at times heartbreaking story of a pioneering woman who left a legacy that went well beyond her lifetime.

Product Features:

  • Brumby hunter, medicine woman, bushrangers' ally and troublemaker for good . . . the remarkable pioneering life of Rachel Kennedy.
  • Rachel Kennedy stood out on a wild frontier dominated by men . . . her extraordinary and unputdownable pioneering story is told for the first time.
  • A rousing pioneer story of an extraordinary woman.
Specification
Article Number:
223615
Author:
Jeff McGill
Brand Name:
Allen & Unwin
ISBN:
9781760879983
Number of Pages:
352
Product Contains:
Paperback
Product Depth:
2.7 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.47 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
31.05.2022
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin