Life As It Is

Life As It Is

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"Life as it is", is what it is-My Life! My name is Rebecca Burge and I haven't always lived on a cattle property in far North Queensland. I was born and bred in Adelaide, South Australia. Growing up in the small country town of Gawler and then spending all my secondary years in Adelaide. The story only touches on my early years and is predominantly about my years on Lamonds Lagoon Station, North Queensland. I married a "cattle man" and moved from the comforts of city life to the isolation of the bush. It is about all the little stories along the way and some of the different experiences I have had to deal with. Lamonds Lagoon is four to five hours from the major towns of Charters Towers, Townsville and Cairns. I educated my five boys through Distance Education to the end of year 7. The boys all have their different personalities and this is characterised in this story. If something is to go wrong, it will. This has only made our life more interesting with many a story to tell. There have been countless snake stories, many animal stories. There have been dramas in the classroom. We have had some interesting Christmas's and a couple of bush christenings. We have experienced all the elements when it comes to disasters. The floods of 2009, Cyclone Yasi, which we are still recovering from and then the bushfires. Droughts are upon us at the moment. In summary, I moved out of my comfort zone into an unknown "world" away from family, friends and shops. I have experienced so much in these years and it has not always been easy but what stands out beyond all doubt is how important family is, and while we are all healthy and happy, then we are the lucky ones!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 148.08 x 210.06 x 18.03mm | 421.84g
  • Cherrybrook, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • 1922238600
  • 9781922238603
  • 1,590,384

About Rebecca Burge

I am Rebecca Burge and I have not always lived on a cattle property in North Queensland. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. I completed my nursing before heading overseas for some time. On returning I married Richard and we moved to Charters Towers where we ran a newsagency for about ten years, while dreaming of owning a cattle property one day.



Eventually we bought Lamonds Lagoon Station, four hours north of Charters Towers. This has been home to us and our five boys for the last fourteen years. I taught all the boys through Distance Education, which was not an easy task and none of them were ideal students. There have been many interesting stories along the way and we have experienced all elements of nature.



I feel very blessed to have five healthy active boys all with varying personalities and a wonderful husband who I love dearly.



I wouldn't want to live anywhere else and whatever befalls us does not really matter as long as we are all healthy and happy.
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