If you are driving west from Katherine on Highway 1, headed into the Kimberley in the far northwest of Australia, take time to pause and look south down the Buchanan Highway; that’s the turnoff before you get to Timber Creek. Debbie asked me to just nod my head, once.“Say hi to the people at Yarralin for me; I haven’t been able to get up there lately.”Yarralin, on Victoria River Downs, is about an hour’s drive south of the turnoff, and Victoria River Downs is one of the biggest cattle stations in the world. The mob there wouldn’t have seen me nod. Or you, if you remember to do it, if you ever get to travel the country she once walked,that she came to love in so many ways.
- Rose, Deborah Bird