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Media Release: Back Roads by Heather Ewart & Karen Michelmore

Back Roads

Heather Ewart & Karen Michelmore

A road trip around Australia, discovering towns and communities outside the mainstream – and the colourful inhabitants whose grit and humour will inspire you.

Defined by their strength and humility, these are characters whose grit and good humour will uplift and inspire. Meet strong women like Joan Sinclair, still riding horses in her 80s; Heather Jones from the Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls; and Diane Reeves, a transgender former dairy farmer, shearer and truck driver. Visit historic places, such as Pine Creek, built on the sweat of Chinese workers, and Marree, where cameleers forged new paths far from home in this remote part of the world.

‘They’re proud communities like my hometown, full of surprises, fight and spirit,’ says Heather Ewart, Back Roads presenter.

The Back Roads team, including:

Heather Ewart is a much loved, award-winning journalist and the popular host of Back Roads. Heather lives in Melbourne.

Before joining Back Roads in 2015 as a producer and writer, Karen Michelmore was a researcher and producer at 4 Corners.

For review copies, interviews and further information please contact:

Matthew Howard, [email protected] 0400 221 815

Back Roads by Heather Ewart & Karen Michelmore

19 November 2018, Imprint: ABC Books, Paperback $29.99

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November 12, 2018


Media Release: Back Roads by Heather Ewart & Karen Michelmore


Matthew Howard

0400 221 815

[email protected]