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OUTBACK WOMEN

Heather Gordon has a love of telling stories.  She tells stories of Outback Women, real and imagined. They care. They are passionate. These are women with something to say, something to share. 

 Who are these women?

Andamooka Anna is the snarky sister of Andamooka Nanna and Barossa Nanna. All three are fictional figures based in South Australia.

Andamooka Anna’s creative collages centre on women’s lives and experiences. Essentially, ‘herstory’. Andamooka Anna creates collages that questions changing organisations, not women, to deliver structural reform that ensures equity for all people. Andamooka Anna and some Words that Matter is a collection of collage on canvas created for the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival Exhibition at Andamooka during 2022. Andamooka Anna and the Women on the Edge is a concertina collage book created for the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival Exhibition at Andamooka during 2021.

There’s one Andamooka Nanna eBook published – Andamooka Nanna and the Visit from Bianca – about a young girl and her brother who visit their Nanna in Andamooka. The young girl’s focus is on learning gymnastic skills while on holiday in the arid zone.

Other published books about Andamooka women include Andamooka Mary and the Eromanga Mural Journey – Flora and Andamooka Trish and the Broken Dish. Andamooka Liz and the Textile Tizz is a work in progress for publication during 2023.

Barossa Nanna is included here though she is not an Outback Woman. Her camping adventure into the outback with her friend Maxine almost means she qualifies. Read the book and you decide!

Andamooka Anna and the Women on the Edge