Thea Hayes qualified as a nurse in Sydney in 1959. Her first posting was to a remote station in the Northern Territory called Wave Hill. She now lives in the Riverina. An Outback Nurse is her first book.
As a young girl Tom Sawyer introduced me to the ideas of adventuring and cheekiness. I didn’t take much convincing. I have never forgotten when Tom was made to whitewash a fence. He turned every post into a winner. When his friends saw him acting as though he was enjoying it, he was able to convince them that it was the only game in town. Tom got his fence white washed, and his friends had a good time. What a win, win, situation. I have taken a win, win situation in my life.
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