In the Middle of Nowhere

In the Middle of Nowhere In the Middle of Nowhere is the compelling true account of year old nurse Terry Augustus and John Underwood a young born and bred cattleman she found flat on his back in Ward of St Vincents Hosp

  • Title: In the Middle of Nowhere
  • Author: Terry Underwood
  • ISBN: 9780733801914
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the Middle of Nowhere is the compelling true account of 18 year old nurse Terry Augustus and John Underwood, a young born and bred cattleman she found flat on his back in Ward 3 of St Vincents Hospial, nursing a serious spinal injury sustained while mustering cattle John was itching to get home to his family s cattle station in the Northern Territory He promised TerryIn the Middle of Nowhere is the compelling true account of 18 year old nurse Terry Augustus and John Underwood, a young born and bred cattleman she found flat on his back in Ward 3 of St Vincents Hospial, nursing a serious spinal injury sustained while mustering cattle John was itching to get home to his family s cattle station in the Northern Territory He promised Terry he d write.After five long years of corresponding, John and Terry married and moved to their new home a tent and a newly drilled bore in the middle of nowhere Their love for each other was only matched by their love for this last frontier in the heart of the Territory Modern day pioneers, they built their cattle station, Riveren, from scratch and raised and educated a new generation of Underwoods there, on the headwaters of the Victoria River, 600 kilometers south west of Katherine Times were tough and there was heartbreak, danger and struggle, but the power of love and the strength of family ties helped them overcome every obstacle.In the Middle of Nowhere is their story It s a story of beating the odds, told with warmth and a genuine knowledge of the Outback It s a real story of the Territory, and is as vast, dramatic and inspiring as the land that lies at the heart of this unforgettable book.

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    1. I would actually give this book a 3.5. I picked up the book at a resale shop as reading about real life in the outback interested me. If you have that same interest you would definitely like the book as it gives you a great insight to what it's like to live in the middle of nowhere. I found the book a bit difficult in the beginning to keep my interest but was enough to keep me reading.

    2. Terry Underwood is an amazing woman who has lived an amazing life. Farmer, nurse, home schooling teacher, mother, wife, she is a born organiser who successfully pulled together shows and entertainment involving people living hundreds of miles apart. Now she can add author to her list of achievements. In the Middle of Nowhere is an honest and well written story of her life in the outback with the man of her dreams. Their home, Riveren, situated six hundred kilometres south west of Katherine is an [...]

    3. What a wonderful book! Brings to mind the phrase 'if you need something done, ask a busy person' I found parts of it a bit slow, although that may have had more to do with my mood than the book, as I really enjoyed the rest! What an amazing person :-)I'm sending this on to someone else who's love for their family shines through their writinghope you enjoy it! "This is the compelling true story of an 18 year old nurse and a young born and bred cattleman she found on his back in ward 3 of St Vince [...]

    4. What possessed this woman to narrate her own book. Such a boring voice it was annoying and not at all pleasant to listen to. She goes on and on about her childhood and tells things that are pretty irrelevant to the story. I wanted to know about her life on the station and how that lives out. The parts relating to her meeting her husband and early year was great but the younger her as a kid and her mother etcho hum. Maybe it would have been more enjoyable if somebody else had narrated the book or [...]

    5. I honestly didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did, though I have to agree with another reader that Terry made me feel like a creep for getting irritated that she is so wonderful. But I know people like that in real life, and it's always heartening to see them break character and act like the rest of us clods. :)

    6. A good insight into living and working in the bush if you have not done so.It is fascinating to see the love for someone to cause a change in life direction. I sometimes fell it is a bit sexist the man is the Boss man but then I believe Terry would stand her ground any time she wanted too.It shows it is a different world that would shock a lot of townies.

    7. A great account of modern-day Australian pioneers, John and Terry Underwood, who built their outback station from scratch, raised and educated the next generation of Underwoods, and experienced the danger and struggles of living in a remote part of Australia in the Northern Territory.

    8. Mixed reviews, some bookclub members really enjoyed it especially those that had been to the area in the NT where the station was. Some did not like it, they found it too drawn out and a bit of the boring side.

    9. An interesting story about a couple who start a family and live in the outback, literally in 'the middle of nowhere'. Well written and engaging.

    10. Beautiful country but harsh. To survive life in the outback it sure takes strong, resourceful and resilient people who never give up. Terry Underwood and her family are all these things and more.

    11. Great book about life in our wonder country. Really enjoyed it.I finished the book on a plane flying back form England. I was nearly over the Riveren Station when I finished it.

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