Island Nurses: Stories of Birth, Life and Death on Remote Great Barrier Island

Author(s): Leonie Howie; Adele Robertson

Northland, Auckland & Waikato | Secondhand

Leonie Howie and Adele Robertson live and work on remote Great Barrier Island-so called because it faces the full brunt of the wild Pacific weather and acts as a barrier for the mainland about 100 kilometres away. With a population of about 1000, no reticulated electricity, no ATM machine, no street lights and one pub, this is a wildly beautiful place. It has a long history of farming, whaling and fishing, and the people who live here are a resilient lot, proud of their community. Midwifery and nursing on a remote island bring a wide range of dramas and emergencies, and here Adele and Leonie share the islanders' stories-sometimes tragic, sometimes happy, sometimes funny-from over 30 years of challenging yet uplifting work.


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Adele Robertson and Leonie Howie have lived and worked on Great Barrier Island for over 30 years, Adele as the midwife and Leonie as the nurse.

General Fields

  • : 9781877505843
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : April 2017
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : October 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Leonie Howie; Adele Robertson
  • : Paperback
  • : 517
  • : English
  • : 610.730922
  • : 300