History

Along the Ashburton by Rhonda McDonald (2002)

In stock
Product No
CMS2803311
$35.00

The history of Onslow and the stations of the Ashburton.

Rhonda McDonald (nee Stidworthy) spent much of her childhood and married life in country similar to that of which she has written. She commenced her schooling at Onslow in 1936 and finished it at the Presentation Convent Carnarvon, along with some of the people mentioned in this book.

After leaving school Rhonda worked on the Carnarvon telephone exchange before becoming Gascoyne Traders' first secretary. Eventually she married Allan McDonald of Mangaroon Station, where they lived until their retirement to Perth.

Along the Ashburton is not a book of numbers and statistics. It is the human stories of the people who helped open up one of our last frontiers, the Ashburton. It was settled by pastoralists who took up large tracts of land, some exceeding a million acres.

The pastoral age was a grand age while it lasted - in Western Australia that was approximately one hundred years. The Ashburton was taken up about the late 1860s-early 1970s.

During the hedonistic days of the 1950s wool met its highest level. A rule of thumb was a "

Product Overview
Product NoCMS2803311
Weight (g)385 g
AuthorRhonda McDonald
PublisherHesperian Press
Edition DateJul-02
Pages278
Size140 x 215 x 10mm
FormatPaperback
ISBN9780859052887
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The history of Onslow and the stations of the Ashburton.

Rhonda McDonald (nee Stidworthy) spent much of her childhood and married life in country similar to that of which she has written. She commenced her schooling at Onslow in 1936 and finished it at the Presentation Convent Carnarvon, along with some of the people mentioned in this book.

After leaving school Rhonda worked on the Carnarvon telephone exchange before becoming Gascoyne Traders' first secretary. Eventually she married Allan McDonald of Mangaroon Station, where they lived until their retirement to Perth.

Along the Ashburton is not a book of numbers and statistics. It is the human stories of the people who helped open up one of our last frontiers, the Ashburton. It was settled by pastoralists who took up large tracts of land, some exceeding a million acres.

The pastoral age was a grand age while it lasted - in Western Australia that was approximately one hundred years. The Ashburton was taken up about the late 1860s-early 1970s.

During the hedonistic days of the 1950s wool met its highest level. A rule of thumb was a "

Write Your Own Review
Add a review for'Along the Ashburton by Rhonda McDonald (2002)'
Your Rating