Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor edgewear. Previous owner has cut out their ownership details from inside page.
As one of the earliest properties pioneered north of the twenty-sixth parallel in the Roebourne district of the Pilbara, Karratha Station harbours a fascinating history.
The 120,000 hectares, with its sixty-five kilometres of coastal boundary, was a utopia to the Leslie family who lived there from 1929-1966, and the aboriginal community with whom they shared their lives.
Cyclones, drought and fire brought devastation, WWII brought deprivation, an atomic explosion nearby brought anxiety. But in a physically challenging climate, the joy of rain, music laughter and working the land they loved brought reward.
Adults formed Tish's world, Aboriginal children were her companions, animals her soulmates. "In Lonely for My Land, Tish Lees' captivating narrative brings to life an era and area of the outback prior to industrialisation. Since then, mining has reshaped the Pilbara District of Western Australia. Tish Lees has given generously of her time and energy making sure that this book is worthy of the people whom it commemorates. This is a story which is well worth having" Geoffrey Bolton"