"Wanted", the 'Australian Miner' had advertised, "a female who can take it." After adding that, what would have to be taken was roughness, toughness, remote locality, no entertainment, it had given a number to ring. Alexandra got the job, and she was sure she could hangle it - and Stone (because he's hard) Wetherill into the bargain.
Used availability for Joyce Dingwell's Nickel Wife
December 1970 : UK Hardback
1972 : UK Mass Market Paperback
April 1971 : UK Paperback