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A Backward Glance
A beautiful and gentle story of a branch of the Mainland family, beginning with their early years in Australia. After establishing their roots in country Victoria, the family migrated to the farming community of Narrogin, in Western Australia, and finally lived in Dunsborough and Busselton, which were very different then from the towns we know today.
A story of love, laughter, and sadness told with humour and self-deprecation as it journeys through a family’s history. Full of unsung heroes and real people doing everything they can to make life wonderful for their families and children, while contributing as much as they could to the fabric of the communities they were living in.
This is a story that will make you laugh and cry, and will leave you feeling better about the world.
Born in Melbourne in 1933, Beverley attended Glen Iris Primary and Spring Road Central schools and Korowa Church of England Girls Grammar School. After a short time working at the Bank of New South Wales in Collins Street, she completed nursing training at the Alfred Hospital, followed by the midwifery certificate at St. Georges’ Hospital in Kew.
In search of adventure she crossed the Nullabor to Western Australia where she resides now surrounded by her family. She has been a member of the Peter Cowan Writers Centre for more than ten years. This is her first book, with a second one planned.