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Publisher Description

The powerful true story of how one woman turned outback dust into a diamond empire.

Within minutes of landing in Kununurra, Frauke Bolten had made up her mind to get on a plane back home to Germany. It was 1981 and the dusty frontier town was no place for a woman. However, Frauke stayed, determined to help her husband carve out a new life farming. Tragedy struck just three years later when Friedrich took his own life and she was left to raise their family alone.

Twenty-six years after she sold her first necklace off the back porch, Kimberley Fine Diamonds in Kununurra is now home to one of the world’s largest collections of Argyle pink diamonds, with a client list that includes Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. Frauke is credited for not only pioneering an industry, but for putting the tiny outback town and its precious diamonds on the map.

A Diamond in the Dust is a tale of love and loss, hardship and heartache, but ultimately the inspiring story of how a naïve young girl from Germany overcame tragedy to pioneer a diamond empire in one of the most unforgiving terrains on earth.

Biographies & Memoirs
Cathi Ogden
hr min
12 November
Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Southwest Jim ,

Bring yourself back to earth with this amazing story

Fantastic woman, like many rural and remote women! Tough, lovable and the backbone of any successful Family! Many highs and lows within the book, sending you on an emotional ride full of giggles, amazement and the odd tear. Stop now and read or listen to this book!

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