The Resource Island nurses : stories of birth, life and death on remote Great Barrier Island, Leonie Howie & Adele Robertson

Island nurses : stories of birth, life and death on remote Great Barrier Island, Leonie Howie & Adele Robertson

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Island nurses : stories of birth, life and death on remote Great Barrier Island
Title
Island nurses
Title remainder
stories of birth, life and death on remote Great Barrier Island
Statement of responsibility
Leonie Howie & Adele Robertson
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Language
eng
Summary
Adele and Leonie live and work on remote Great Barrier Island, so called because it faces the full brunt of wild Pacific weather and acts as a barrier for the mainland about 100 kilometres away. With a population of about 900, no electricity, no ATM machine, no street lights and one pub, this is a wild and rugged place. It has a long history of farming, whaling and fishing and the people who live there are a hardy lot, proud of their isolation, and it's also a popular summer holiday destination for mainlanders. Midwifery and nursing on a remote island brings with it a wide range of dramas and emergencies, and Adele and Leonie have many wonderful, sometimes tragic, sometimes happy, sometimes funny, stories to tell of over 25 years of challenging and uplifting work with the hardy island inhabitants. This is a story about the simple life on an isolated island; a story about two remarkable women and how they forged their careers in a remote place; a story of community and the births and deaths that shape the ups and downs of that community; a classic story of making do and overcoming adversity; and a story of hope and new life
Biography type
collective biography
Biographical or historical data
Adele Robertson and Leonie Howie have lived and worked on Great Barrier Island for over 30 years, Adele as the midwife and Leonie as the nurse.
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
610.73092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Island nurses : stories of birth, life and death on remote Great Barrier Island, Leonie Howie & Adele Robertson
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Island nurses : stories of birth, life and death on remote Great Barrier Island, Leonie Howie & Adele Robertson
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rdacarrier
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  • rdacontent
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ocn973390157
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24 cm
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Extent
255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781877505843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)973390157

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