This is the story of a happy carefree child of the 1930's in rural north east Tasmania, when bullocks worked on farm land, when children walked to school, sometimes 7 to 10 miles per day and when infectious diseases killed many children as there was no immunisation.

Nita's life was shattered when the polio virus hit Australia and 70,000 children died in 7 months. She talks of hospitals ill prepared for the epidemic and how the public ostracised the disabled youth due to ignorance of the disease.

She tells of the time when a horse and jinker cart was used to do the grocery shopping, of steam trains and Monday wash day.

The good old days . . . . . . when the clock did not govern our lives!!


ISBN 1 876261 29 3

Retail Price $14.95 AUD

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