Author: Jeanine Leane
Publisher: UQP (University of Queensland Press)
Release Date: October 31, 2020
Based on the author’s childhood experiences growing up in a house full of fiercely independent women, this collection offers a unique perspective on the Australian country lifestyle. From Aunty Boo’s surveillance of the local farmers’ sheep dip alliance to Aunty Bubby’s fireside tales of the Punic Wars, the women in this book offer sage advice to their nieces about growing up as Aboriginal girls in a white country town. Farming is not an easy pursuit for anyone, but the Aunties take all the challenges in stride, facing torrential rain, violent neighbors, and injured dogs with an equal mix of humor and courage.