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Valverde Maclean

Life and love can take us to unexpected places


Many of the locations mentioned in the story exist in reality and are open to the public.  They are well worth a visit.

Readers seeking more information may wish to view the following websites.

Ku Ring-Gai Chase National Park

Mindil Beach Market                                 

Adelaide River War Cemetery  

 Elsey Cemetery                       

Travelling in the Kimberley                          

Kimberley Art                                             

Bradshaw Foundation                                  

Sun Pictures                                    

Kimberley Quest Cruises                 

The Dolphins of Monkey Mia          

Western Australia Maritime Museum

Ship Wreck Galleries                      

The Batavia and Dutch exploration and trade


Albany Tourism                                          

Interesting books:

For a book on the early days of the pearling industry in Broome find a copy of Ian L Idriess’s  Forty Fathoms Deep.

For readers interested in learning more of the Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley, I recommend The Lost World of the Kimberley by Ian Wilson. This is available in print or eBook formats.

Another very interesting book is Bradshaw Art of the Kimberley by Graham L Walsh.  As it was a limited edition print copies are expensive to acquire. The author also produced a number of other works on the subject.

For anyone looking to visit the Kimberley, Destination Kimberley by Birgit Bradtke is a great guide and full of information for those planning on driving in the region. Check out the website at  for an eBook version.

Link of the month -Visit

The fascinating Bradshaw, or Gwion Gwion, rock art of the remote Kimberley region of Australia poses many unanswered questions.

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