Some Ghosts Some Not
by Eloise I Sharp
ISBN 978-0-85905-503-1, (1979, R2011), 225pp, illustrated, 420 grams
$35.00 + POST
This book was first published privately in 1979 and has never been easy to obtain. Now a new edition with minor updates and with the colour photos on a gloss paper is available.
Eloise and her husband were post war English migrants who took to the Australian bush as the proverbial duck to water. They lived in many places - Dirk Hartog Island and Deepdale Station being just two, and Eloise’s passion was bush history. She would stop anywhere to talk to bush people and enjoy a cup of tea, a characteristic passed on to her daughter, Mary Taylor of Northampton, who has produced several local histories and Volume 1 of The Bushman’s Directory.
Some Ghosts was the first of a series of books written by Eloise. This one covers the histories of an area in the Pilbara region - Deepdale, Yarraloola, Mardie, Chinginarra, Warramboo, Red Hill, Yathala, Yalleen, Mt Enid, and Millstream are the stations and their people in this book.