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Author Adam-Smith, Patsy.

Title Hear the train blow : Patsy Adam-Smith's classic autobiography of growing up in the bush / Patsy Adam-Smith
Edition Expanded illustrations edition
Published Melbourne, Vic : Nelson, 1981


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  827.03 A1962 A6/H  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 180 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 27 cm
Series Girlie series ; 1
Girlie series ; 1
Summary The true story of a remarkable young girl growing up in the bush during the Great Depression. Patricia Jean Smith and her sister, Miss Mickie, grew up as railway children, their parents a station-mistress and a fettler. The catalogue of towns they lived in reverberates with the once-familiar clatter of metal and steam, but it was the tiny one-pub town of Waaia, in the centre of Victoria's wheat-rich Goulburn Valley, that kept drawing them back. These were days of yabbying and rabbiting, of bush girls riding bareback on wilful ponies, and of the tin-lizzies that transformed the Mallee forever. It was a time for learning, for devouring books and for satisfying a powerful thirst for knowledge. And then it was a time for war. Hear the Train Blow tells of Patsy Adam-Smith's classic upbringing during the Great Depression. It is a celebration of the ordinary people of Australia, and of a life that no longer exists
Notes Sequel: Goodbye girlie
Subject Adam-Smith, Patsy.
Adam-Smith, Patsy -- Childhood and youth.
Adam-Smith, Patsy., 1926-
Adam-Smith, Patsy., 1926-2001
Authors, Australian -- Biography.
Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Country life -- Australia -- Biography.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Australia.
Australia -- Social life and customs.
Gippsland (Vic.) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 81188162
ISBN 0170059952