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Voice of the Outback in Mount Gambier

Voice of the Outback in Mount Gambier
01 November 2022

Author Fleur McDonald, dubbed the Voice of the Outback, will be at Mount Gambier Library.
Fleur McDonald
Author Fleur McDonald, dubbed the Voice of the Outback, will be at Mount Gambier Library.

Best-selling author Fleur McDonald will launch her latest novel, Broad River Station, as part of her Australian tour celebrating her 20th novel, at the Mount Gambier Library on Monday 14 November 2022 at 7:00pm.

Acting Manager Library and Community Development Kristi Brooks said Fleur McDonald is one of Australia’s leading rural literature authors. Her books become best-sellers almost as quickly as they hit the shelves.

“Having sold over 700,000 copies of her books, Fleur McDonald has solidified her position as one of the country’s favourite storytellers,” said Ms Brooks.

Fleur draws inspiration from having lived and worked on farms for much of her life and now owns 4050 hectares across regional Western Australia.

Fleur likes to write about strong women overcoming adversity, drawing on her own experiences in rural Australia, with most of them featuring her leading detective, Dave Burrows.

In Broad River Station, a young constable faces prejudice in a small country town, but the search for a missing child changes everything.

Mia, a newly graduated constable, is assigned to the small country town of Broad River. And as certain as she is about her ability to do the job, she’s already in conflict with colleagues who believe that women shouldn’t be coppers.

In the midst of all this, a local child goes missing, and Mia is confined to the barracks. When Detective Dave Burrows realises she has skills that could be put to use, Mia’s career takes a new turn, and she must decide down which road to walk.

This a free event with bookings available by contacting the Mount Gambier Library on 8721 2540 or book online at under ‘Programs and Events’.

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Media and Communications Coordinator Jamie McDonald on (08) 8721 2401 or

Content authorised by City of Mount Gambier CEO Sarah Philpott, 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier SA 5290.