In 1975, twelve-year-old Tanya Heaslip leaves her isolated home in outback Australia and is sent 1600 kms south to a girls' boarding school
for an education the bush can't provide. Tanya's pain of losing family and trauma of dislocation are ultimately transformed into five
life-changing years. She emerges stronger and more resilient, now determined to carve her own life.
Warm, humorous and uplifting, this is the story of a small girl who triumphs.
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Facilitating daily contact between students, home tutors and teachers,
the school has always strived to find new and better ways of enriching the education of
Australia’s most remote children.