Mistress by Matthew Berns and Terry Smyth
I especially enjoyed the story of the hell-raising Lilly. Lilly arrived on Medan in Indonesia in 1958 looking for her lover who was working for an oil company. Although Lilly was a beauty, she didn't behave like one - she was hard-drinking and even a bit violent. She hit someone who annoyed her, leaving him with a cut lip. She also kept irritating the Vice-Consul, lying down naked and drunk in the bedroom one night! As he was a gentleman, he covered her up and attempted to help her when she woke up.
This is light entertainment, written in a slightly slangy manner that suits the subject. It's great fun to read, and I liked the stories from Australia's early days.