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Born in Perth in 1934, Ian Parkes left home at 16 to work as a jackeroo on a merino stud in South Australia. He spent a year on a remote property near Broken Hill before returning to WA, where he worked on sheep stations from Carnarvon to Meekatharra. At 21, after a life-threatening illness, he made the difficult decision to leave the bush to pursue his dreams of becoming a writer. He worked as a copywriter at 6IX in Perth and wrote radio talks for the ABC before starting his own advertising agency which became Parkes Clemenger, the biggest in WA. However, the bush still calls him back regularly. This is his first book.

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