Island Nurses

Author(s): Leonie Howie

NZ Non- fiction

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.


Product Information

Adele Robertson and Leonie Howie have lived and worked on Great Barrier Island for over 30 years.

General Fields

  • : 9781760633530
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : A&U New Zealand
  • : April 2018
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : April 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : Leonie Howie