It is alwasy interesting to read about people who, although they already live a fulfillng life and have achieved career success opt to take on a challenging role that many would see as beneath their skills and capabilities or as just too difficult given the remote setting. Beth's determination to become a true outback midwife has certainly been a great gift to the people of the remote community she lives and works in. Her passion and joy for her job carry her through the difficulties and frustrations of living in Arnhem Land and it is heartening to read about the beauty she sees in the people and landscape she works with.
This is a truly inspirational book. It is written in an easy to read style and is very engaging as the reader follows Beth's journey through her nursing career. It also serves to remind us that just because remote communities do not make the newspaper that we should forget about them - rather we should be doing much more to bring about an equilibrium in the health services available in the city and the bush.