I don’t know about the rest of you, but this is the time of year that I tend to do most of my reading!
If you are thinking of heading to the Kimberley, you may be interested in checking out some of these books. The list includes travel writing, regional history, biographies, and one fiction. Here’s a few of our favourites:
The Great Australian Loneliness by Ernestine Hill, who travelled the outback on her own in the 1930s
The Territory by Ernestine Hill, a colourful history of Australia’s North
Hell, West and Crooked by Tom Cole, autobiography of a stockman in the early 1900s
Rivers of Home: Frank Lacy by Marion Nixon, biography of a Kimberley pioneer
Beyond the Big Run by Charlie Shulz, memoirs of station life in the mid 1900s
One Wet Season by Ion Idriess, life stories of Kimberley people in 1934
Over the Range by Ion Idriess, author’s memoirs from a year (1937) of accompanying the Northwest Mounted Police patrol
Wyndham Yella Fella by Reginald Birch, autobiography, author’s memoirs from growing up in the East Kimberley during the 1940s onwards.
Boundary Lines by Charlie McAdam, autobiography, author’s story during the time of the stolen generation
Jandamarra and the Bunuba resistance by Howard Pedersen, the story of the Aboriginal resistance fighter
Pioneers of the Kimberley, the Maggie Lilly Story by Anne Marie Ingham, biography of a Kimberley pioneer in the East Kimberley
Nothing Prepared Me by Edna Quilty, autobiography of a woman’s life on remote Lansdowne Station