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Beyond Stroke
Living Independently With One Arm
Kate Ryan
9781925281972
2016-07-01
A$11.99
Ryan Publishing

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We live in a two-handed world. Following a stroke or limb injury the transition from managing life with two hands to surviving with one can seem almost impossible.
This handbook provides step by step instructions for doing practical everyday life skills and recreational activities. The easy tools provided are simple to implement with the primary aim to live once again with confidence and independence in the real world.
'Beyond Stroke: Living Independently with One Arm' is an essential guide for anyone overcoming a stroke, people with shoulder, arm or hand injury and pain, carers, health professionals and community groups.
Kate Ryan is a stroke survivor and habilitation professional. Kate had a stroke at ten years old resulting in permanent left side paralysis. She continues to pursue her desire for personal independence and find unique ways to achieve two handed tasks with one hand.
Kate is an author and speaker with a message of hope for, and a way out of suffering for stroke survivors and disadvantaged people. She is an independent traveller, mother to three children and currently lives in Newcastle, Australia.


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David Graham
From Ridicule to Acclaim
Russell James; Graeme Ryan
9781876498702
2012-09-18
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Widely regarded in the golfing world as arrogant and abrasive, David Graham is deeply respected by a few close friends for his unswerving loyalty and honesty.
A loner, yet devoted family man, he has risen from a difficult background of ridicule and failure to the highest levels of acclaim in professional golf.
The only Australian to win two US majors, this book tells the story of a troubled figure who, like Hamlet, faced "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune".


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Hard Wired
Life, Death and Triathlon
Emma Carney; Jane E Hunt
9781876498146
2021-07-01
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Fresh out of school and emerging as one of Australia's future distance running stars, Emma Carney discovered the sport of triathlon. The sport was never the same again. With an unmatched record, she devastated the international circuit. Defined by a relentless pursuit of sporting excellence, Emma was known to detest losing more than she loved to win.
At home in the cutthroat world of professional sport, Emma didn't expect a welcoming party waiting for her when she reached the pinnacle of triathlon. A fiercely independent athlete, fitting in and conforming was never her style. Rules annoyed her. Authority irritated her. And that complicated thingsā€¦
Emma's is a life publicly defined by winning. But like sport, nothing is predictable. Success is fickle, life is fragile.
Emma's story reveals that international sporting success is about much more than winning. Courage is a constant. Hard work and dedication are vital, as are unwavering passion, belief, and desire. But there is more. Emma's story also raises questions: who is truly there when things go wrong, when the system fails? Who cares when you find yourself dying on the roadside, saving yourself only to then lose your sister, identity, self-belief and hope in everything you once believed in...?


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Sport in Victoria
A History
Dave Nadel; Graeme Ryan
9781876498535
2015-08-01
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This book, the result of contributions from a wide range of sports writers, officials and historians, relates the fascinating history of over 100 sports played in Victoria since the 1830s. It also covers the important events, venues, clubs and leagues which characterise Victoria's sporting culture.
Published under the auspices of the Australian Society for Sports History.


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The Toughest Half
Women Who Underpinned Britain's Greatest Industry
Elizabeth Stewart
9781876498733
2021-07-01
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Lasting barely two centuries throughout the 1700s and 1800s, the Industrial Revolution in Britain propelled the country into the role of the world's premier industrial nation. Known as the 'midwife of the Industrial Revolution' coal was, literally, the driving force behind this power.
Although referred to as 'the black diamond', coal is not a thing of beauty, yet like the true diamond, it is representative of power and wealth.
Coal mining usually evokes images of tough men, glistening with the sweat of underground toil. We talk about man-power and manual labour; the industry has become synonymous with men. Rarely, if ever, do women come to mind, yet, until an Act of 1942 banned them from working down the mines, women worked alongside men, their toil equally as gruelling in conditions jut as appalling. Forbidden by Victorian prudery from working underground, they were replaced, at much greater expense to the mine owners, by ponies.
The efforts of these women, every bit as responsible as men for creating Britain's once greatest industry, have rarely been acknowledged.
During the 1926 general strike and lockout, Herbert Smith, President of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, reported that half the attendees at union meetings were women, "And these", he insisted, "are always the toughest half."
This book tells of the history of coal and coal mining from mediaeval times to the demise of the industry in Britain in the 1990s, and describes women's role in this history and how it affected their lives.
Through a combination of historical narrative, fiction and biography, the book gives a voice to these diminished 'others' - wives, mothers and daughters - whose persistence, courage, pride and sacrifice also contributed to the profits of wealthy mine owners.
Their stories are told through the prism of historical events - the frightened little girl forced to work alone in subterranean darkness, the poverty-stricken young woman confronting an unwanted pregnancy, those enduring the loss of sons and partners to a deadly occupation and women who, through adversity, took the opportunity to publicly reveal their collective strength.
Gentle and gruff, warm-hearted and implacable, these battlers against grime, beaters of carpets, painters, decorators and cooks, activists and staunch supporters of strikes and lockouts, underpinned the foundations of Britain's coal industry.
Woven through this book is the true story of the author's mother, a miner's daughter. Her life too was hard and closely entwined with coal mining to which she made, over many years, a considerable contribution not only to the industry but to the mining communities in which she worked.

 

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