From cattle-droving to goat-racing and prospecting for black opal - one woman's search for the real heart of Australia. Welcome to the Outback, from the author of Women of the Outback, Sue Williams.
'The Outback isn't a place on a map; it's a place in your heart. It's an attitude, how you treat people, a way of behaving. It's your belief system, and how a whole nation of Australians often long for a time when life was simpler, less complicated, more genuine . . . '
Sue Williams has long been fascinated by the Outback – its striking landscapes, the salt-of-the-earth characters it breeds, its wonders and its weirdness. But to date, her focus has been on others' lives.
Now putting her bravest foot forward, Sue sets out to see our country as it really is, warts and all. She accepts every new challenge that comes her way, including pregnancy-testing cows at a remote property, joining a cattle drive across Queensland, visiting the deadliest town in Australia, and fronting up to a ferocious fighter in the last boxing tent in the world.
It's tough for a city slicker, but she won't stop until she discovers what the 'real' Outback is all about.