The Life of an Outback Family in Cape York Peninsula 1944-1986 by Vivienne Gostelow, edited by Glenville Pike. The name of Gostelow ranks among the foremost of the pastoral pioneers of Cape York Peninsula in the Far North of Queensland. The author writes entertainingly and with feeling of her life and that of the family into whom she married; also of other families bushmen, drovers, cattlemen, linesmen, packhorse mailmen - they were all still living a pioneer life forty years ago. Vivienne spent her honeymoon riding a hundred miles on horseback to her new home. Violet Vale. She recalls the years of hardship, battling isolation before Flying Doctors and radio; of sickness, accidents, and deaths in this lonely land the shadows of personal grief, and also times of sunshine-happiness among friends in the bush where real mateship still prevails. All through this true story , full of human interest, runs the staunch pioneering spirit of an Outback family up to today's third generation. The book includes a map and a colour plate at the front and 39 pages of black and white photographs after the text.
Book is in very good condition for its age. Pages clean and tightly bound. Cover clean.