Yeelirrie: Wendy's Place
by Alan Jones
ISBN 978-0-85905-566-6, (2014 New), A4, 217pp, illustrated, indexed, 925grams.
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With three generations of her family, Wendy Folvig lived almost fifty years on Yeelirrie Station near Wiluna in Western Australia. They developed and worked Yeelirrie from 1923-1972 when a major uranium discovery was announced and the station was sold.
Wendy was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) on Australia Day, 2013 for community service in a number of organisations. These included sixty years continuous membership of the Country Women's Association of Western Australia, and the National Trust of Australia (WA). Wendy is a life member of both bodies.
This is a story of many parts: life on an outback station, family serving in the Great War, mining for gold, the discovery of uranium, and a life beyond Yeelirrie.