Barefoot Through the Bindies

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Boolarong Press, 2012 - Children - 235 pages
Growing up in North Queensland in the early 1900's. Australian children of this new millennium take for granted a lifestyle that includes videos, T.V. Soapies, DVDs, computer games. But the children of a hundred years ago, the Federation era, had a different set of expectations. They walked barefoot through the bindies to school.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Mother Always Liked a China Teapot
15
On the Burdekin
22
Two Days into Charters Towers
29
Maytown Girl
37
Battlers
61
To Get to the Beach You Had to Climb the Sandhills
76
The Vheelw1ights Story
87
Bars Across the Fire to Put The Billy
123
Charterx Toner r MarorzeGreen
131
Never Much Time to Play
141
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150
ust One Big Open Paddock
161
The Eldest Boy in the Family
174
Boyhood at Koorboora
186
Any Fish is a Good Fish
201

It was All Chinee Apple and Lagoons
94
Born to Floods and Droughts
104
Appendixes
212
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