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Poverty, Poaching, Police
Catalina Selena Rose
Catalina Selena Rose came from a large family of seven boys and five girls. Catalina is the tenth child of Reuben Alfred Woods and Ivy Rickman. Catalina is an adventurer who still loves the bush.
This book is about the cruelty, hardships, incest and struggles the family had to endure, with a law-breaking father. An unannounced visit from the Northern Territory police was a common occurrence. A mother who had to roam around in the bush for days hunting for food to keep the family fed. With the older kids hunting anything that moved to help put food on the table, using their homemade spears and shanghais. Some readers may find parts of this book disturbing.
Catalina also shares many of her life stories after growing up including her brushes with popular Australian personalities along the way, and a glimpse of her larrikin style poetry.
Catalina Selena Rose is an adventurer who loves camping, bushwalking and sightseeing. Poverty, Poaching, Police is Catalina’s first book, an autobiographical memoir that explains where her passion of animals, their welfare and her love of zoos comes from. She’s a unique character that feels comfortable handling creepy-crawlies, snakes and large crocodiles. Other interests include acting, watching movies and spending time with family. Catalina is currently working on a book of poetry, another of her passions.