Local Lynne Sawyers is featured in a new book. Photo Cowra Guardian.The lives of two remarkable locals, Lynne Sawyers and Belinda Green, are the focus of a brand new book celebrating the achievements of women in rural Australia.
Sue William’s ‘Outback Heroines: True stories of heartbreak, hardship and resilience’ tells the stories of 16 inspirational women and their lives off the beaten track.
Released last month, the compilation features interviews with the Former Miss World and Order of Australia Recipient, and the 2012 Australian of the Year Local Hero and super foster mum.
Lynne Sawyers was contacted by author Sue Williams about featuring in the biographic around 18 months ago and came to her Darby Falls home for the interview.
“I’m honoured, it’s really, really amazing,” Ms Sawyers said.
“Sue is a beautiful lady, one of those people that you feel like you’ve known forever.”
She said that she received her copy in the mail last week, and while she hasn’t had a chance to sit down and read it yet, she’s excited to read about some of the other remarkable women featured in the book.
Other stories in the volume include that of a German migrant, who overcame the suicides of her husband and youngest son to build a diamond merchant empire; a young mum, who educated her kids in a truck cab across some of the remote places in Australia while building her own multi-truck company; and a nun, who started a school in a remote Aboriginal community.
This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.