In the early 1960s, Anne Watts was a newly qualified nurse, eager to use her skills and with an adventurous spirit. At the first opportunity she set sail for Canada, to work in the remote stations in the frozen north of the country. She found a placement easily, one of only a couple of women to work among the indigenous peoples, who were then called Eskimos. Anne later headed for Alice Springs in the Australian outback. She speaks eloquently about what it was like to be a nurse and midwife among a tough cattle-ranching community who lived, not always harmoniously, in close proximity with Australia's Aboriginal people. Working with native peoples, Anne's eyes were opened to their skills at surviving the harshest of environments, but also to the prejudices they suffered. Forty years later, Anne returned to both countries to see how life has changed in Eskimo Point and Alice Springs, and what has become of the people and landscapes.
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I found the main part of the book interesting as ann travelled to different parts of the world working for approximately three years in each location of the countries.
it was the last part of the book, part 4, which should have been good as it updated the social and environmental state of the places she had previously visited I found a bit tedious.
nerys hughes did a good job of narrating this book.
- Mrs. K. I. Richards