Hear The Train Blow

Author(s): Patsy Adam-Smith

Biography & Autobiography | History

Patricia Jean Smith and her sister, Miss Mickie, grew up as railway children, their parents a station-mistress and a fettler. The catalogue of towns they lived in reverberates with the once-familiar clatter of metal and steam, but it was the tiny one-pub town of Waaia, in the centre of Victoria's wheat-rich Goulburn Valley, that kept drawing them back.


These were days of yabbying and rabbiting, of bush girls riding bareback on wilful ponies, and of the tin-lizzies that transformed the Mallee forever. It was a time for learning, for devouring books and for satisfying a powerful thirst for knowledge. And then it was a time for war.
Hear the Train Blow tells of Patsy Adam-Smith's classic upbringing during the Great Depression. It is a celebration of the ordinary people of Australia, and of a life that no longer exists.

Secondhand. Book in very good condition. Dust jacket has some scuff marks and wear.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780170059954
  • : Thomas Nelson Incorporated
  • : Thomas Nelson Incorporated
  • : January 1981
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patsy Adam-Smith
  • : Hardcover
  • : English
  • : 994.5/6042/0924 B
  • : xii, 180
  • : yes