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Preface to Yenohan’s Legacy

Preface

This story is dedicated to the men and women who settled the remote country of the southern highlands of Australia and who, assisted by Aboriginal stockmen and women took part in the annual transhumance onto the high plains each Summer in search of fresh pastures for their stock.

Little remains to mark their passing — broken fences, gravesites, piles of rubble beneath tangles of blackberries and hawthorne bushes, the skeletons of once fruitful orchards, weed infested garden beds — but occasionally a restored homestead or cattleman’s hut surprises those who wander over the mountains.

This story, therefore, also celebrates the dedication of the members of the Kosciusko Huts Association who relentlessly battle bureaucracy and the elements to restore and maintain the wood, tin and bark structures that were once homes, and thus preserve the heritage of early settlers.

It also acknowledges the Wolgal people upon whose land this grazing took place, watched by the ghosts of their ancestors.

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Introducing “Yenohan’s Legacy”, my second novel.

On 26 October 2013, Horizon Publishing Group hosted a book launch for 5 of their authors at 66 on Ernest, Southbank, Brisbane. I was privileged to be one of their authors.

As with all my writing, Yenohan’s Legacy has had a long gestation period. All the research, the many drafts… but finally the book is a reality. 

These video clips give a little on the background of why I chose to write this story, and a couple of readings. I have also included the book trailer which was shown at the launch. This is something I have not done before, but I sure enjoyed it. I love working with film. My first attempt was earlier in the year when I produced a DVD on my Antarctic Expedition – but that’s another story…

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