Episode 55. Tanya Heaslip – An Alice Girl

Tanya was raised on a cattle station north of Alice Springs during the 1960s and 1970s. The stories from her childhood sound like something out of book – too wild and wonderful to be true. As it turns out – they are so extraordinary Tanya has published them into a memoir called An Alice Girl, which was released in May 2020.

In this episode, we chat about what Tanyas childhood on a remote cattle station was like back in those days, and how it shaped the rest of her life.

Because, as you’ll come to learn in this episode, Tanya went on to become an accomplished lawyer who worked on the Azaria Chamberlain inquiry, she travelled the world and even lived in Prague, and is now the author of 2 books. Not bad for someone who used to go to school for 30 minutes a day over a 2 way radio…

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