A note from the author, Tish Lees (Leslie)
Woven through this story is admiration for my parents, respect for the indigenous people with whom I associated, and the intense loss when my home, Karratha Station was sold.
My parents, Bill and Normie Leslie, began their life on that station with few amenities but abundant faith. Their years of hardship and work interspersed with fun and laughter provided a comfortable livelihood and lifestyle.
I recall life as a bush kid through anecdotes, historical events and stories. Some confirmed from an extensive collection of photographs, home movies, station ledgers and journals in my possession. These are unique for the history, the time and place of the Australia they portray.