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  • Published: 1 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742748856
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 355
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In The Middle Of Nowhere




In the Middle of Nowhere is a story of beating the odds, of the power of love and the strength of family ties to overcome every obstacle.

In the Middle of Nowhere is a story of beating the odds, of the power of love and the strength of family ties to overcome every obstacle.

Terry met John at St Vincents Hospital, where she was training to be a nurse and he was recuperating from a horse-riding accident. They wrote love letters to each other for five years before marrying. Terry's new home on the huge pastoral lease of Riveren consisted of a tent and a newly drilled bore. The newlyweds literally built their station from scratch, brick by brick, and raised and educated their four children on the station.

In the Middle of Nowhere is a story of beating the odds, of the power of love and the strength of family ties to overcome every obstacle. It is a story told with warmth and a knowledge of the bush, its people, and the issues facing the Northern Territory of Australia today.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742748856
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 355

About the Author

Terry Underwood

Terry, a modern pioneer cattlewoman, published her overnight bestselling autobiography In The Middle Of Nowhere in 1998 and its stunning photographic sequel Riveren: My Home, Our Country in 2000. Terry’s books and photography, and her many speaking engagements, have helped convey a sense of what is so special about the Northern Territory, the Australian Outback and their people to a much wider audience. Ambassador for Australia’s Year of the Outback, Terry founded and coordinated a major fundraising exercise for the creation of the Katherine Icon. This larger-than-life-sized bronze statue of a stockman on horseback, by sculptor Archie St Clair, stands in Katherine as a lasting tribute to the pioneers of the pastoral industry. Terry is also known for her charitable works, especially for St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, for which she commissioned and coordinated the book of its sesquicentenary history. In The Middle of Nowhere became an Australian Classic in 2006.


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