For many Australians, growing up with a backyard is a privilege.
Imagine growing up with acres and acres of land to roam, where your parents put you on a horse from the age of four and let you explore the land as you wish.
Balance that out with starting school at 7am (so you can help with the cattle in the afternoon) and dealing with all the inconveniences of living remotely and you have Tanya Heaslip’s childhood.
Tanya has written about her childhood in her latest book, An Alice Girl.
She talks about what led her parents to raise her and her siblings this way, and why she thinks it was the best childhood she could have asked for.