Author(s): Rachel Miller
Eye-opening first-hand accounts from Australian diplomats' wives, from the founding of the diplomatic service till recent decades. Adventure, hardship, war, opportunity, these are the fish-out-of-water stories of intelligent, dedicated women raising families in far-flung corners of the globe. They were the unpaid pioneers the nation relied on to help build its diplomatic service. Illustrated and indexed, this is an important picture of the way we were, and the way Australia stepped onto the global stage.