Tibooburra. Corner Country, so called because surveyors made a corner when they mapped out the states of New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. Infamous by virtue of frequent mentions in weather reports as the hottest place in NSW, 330km from the nearest town, Broken Hill, and 1500km from Sydney. And not so much on the road to nowhere as at the end of the road. It was also the largest mining town in Australia in the 1800s.
Julietta Jameson, a true city slicker, decided to venture into the corner country to experience living in an isolated country town. Her perceptions and expectations were quickly shattered and she discovered a deep respect for the people that live hard in the bush. She has captured the feel and nuance of an Australian country town without falling back on city sentimentality. Meet the characters that have either lived there all their life or the transient tourists who pass through on their way to somewhere else.
Starring two pubs, an expanse of outback and a cast of quirky characters, this book gets to the heart and soul of what it means to live and survive in the middle of nowhere.