Bill and Mary Mac
From the Kimberleys to Cocklebiddy and places in between
by Jill Campbell
ISBN 978-0-85905-535-2, (2014 New), A4, 119pp, well illustrated and indexed, 340g
$35.00* + POST
Bill McDonald droved from Queensland through the Territory and settled in the Kimberley. Mary Darcy moved from Darwin to the Kimberley and grew up around Wyndham. They married in 1923. Later they shifted to the Nullarbor, starting the Cocklebiddy roadhouse in 1957.
Bill writes of the characters of early Kimberley and incidents of life and death. Mary, of the people and their lives, in an endearing personal way.
Covered are the deaths of Condren & Sullivan, life on Ruby Plains Station with the Darcy family, the Hyland girls, and many other items of interest of the near forgotten years between the wars.