Author(s): MACKELLAR Maggie
In this passionate book, Maggie MacKellar tells the stories of women on the frontier in Canada and Australia who ventured out in bonnets and petticoats to collect seeds, who abandoned sidesaddles to ride in the mountains, who risked their reputations to climb mountains - and beyond this it tells of the risky business of women who put their lives on the page to claim the importance of their experience.
"Journeying between past and present, Maggie MacKellar explores the relationship between sense of the self and the sense of place. Her stories of women and the land in Canada and Australia are perceptively and movingly told." Brenda Niall"