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Join Western Downs Libraries for an evening with author Thea Hayes

2 April 2015

Thea Hayes, author of An Outback Nurse, will be visiting Jandowae and Miles Library branches in April. Enjoy a relaxed evening with author Thea Hayes as she shares first-hand, the experiences explored in her memoir An Outback Nurse, including what it was like to be a city nurse moving to one of Australia’s largest cattle stations in the remote Northern Territory, when she visits select Western Downs Libraries’ branches in April.

Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development and Health Services Councillor Carolyn Tillman said fans of Australian stories, as well as fans of romance, memoirs, and history, should come along to one of these ‘meet the author’ events.

“Thea Hayes has led an interesting and inspiring life; as a young nurse from Sydney, she moved to the Northern Territory to start her first posting at Wave Hill cattle station, where she fell in love with the land, found love on the land, and experienced some of the most significant events in Australia’s history,” she said.

“For many residents, Thea’s stories about living in the outback as a nurse, wife, mother, hostess and housekeeper, and working on a four million acre cattle station, best known for the ‘Wave Hill Walk-Off’, will resonate with familiarity, inspiration, and even aspiration.”

“It’s always a joy to meet an author in-person, as it adds another dimension to their book as you read it, so I encourage fans of Australian stories, romance, memoir and history to come along and share in an enjoyable evening.”

Thea Hayes will be speaking at the following Western Downs Libraries branches:

  • Monday 20 April from 6.30pm at Jandowae Library
  • Tuesday 21 April from 6.30pm at Miles Library

Entry is free and includes wine and canapés but bookings are essential. Reserve your place at www.library.wdrc.qld.gov.au, via library@wdrc.qld.gov.au or by phoning 1300 COUNCIL.

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