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Isaac libraries hosts' local author book launch

Isaac Libraries is hosting Paula Heelan as she launches her new exceptional book sharing extraordinary real-life stories of governesses in the Australian outback.

Outback Governesses is a collection of eye-opening stories about fourteen governesses, teachers and home tutors.

It shares their tales of educating children in Australia’s remotest rural areas and in return receive a bush education of their own.

Mayor Anne Baker said the freelance photojournalist and author works from Ulcanbah Station outside of Clermont in Central Western Queensland.

“It’s fantastic to see references to Clermont and district in Paula’s books and to host a national award-winning photographer and local author in our libraries,” she said.

Outback Governesses with Paula’s other bestsellers, Australian Midwives and An Outback Life, will be available for sale and signing at the book launches in Moranbah, Dysart and Clermont libraries next week.

Australian Midwives details real-life stories from thirteen Australian midwives working in the outback, where they share their experiences of that most commonplace but miraculous event, the birth of a child.

An Outback Life features heart-warming stories and stunning photography of rural Australia, and the extraordinary people who live there. An award-winning photographer, Paula Heelan captures the beauty, drama and romance of the outback in this stunning book.

Book launch dates:

  • Moranbah Library, Tuesday March 28, 1pm - 2.30pm
  • Dysart Library, Wednesday March 29, 10am - 11.30am
  • Clermont Library, Friday March 31, 10am - 11.30am


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Outback author: Paula Heelan is launching Outback Governesses, Australian Midwives and An Outback Life in Isaac Libraries.

For further information contact:
Isaac Regional Council PR & Media Officer                          0437 297 839

For more information or interview requests, please contact:
Theresa Bray, Marketing and Communications Manager: or 02 9415 9218




20 March 2017