Elizabeth Kempster hails from the island of Jersey, in the Channel Islands. She comes from generations of farmers and the land is in her blood. After her marriage Elizabeth emigrated to Australia, travelled up the east coast and worked at Fort Constantine, Cloncurry. She and her husband made their way over to Western Australia where they settled on a farm in Boyup Brook, south of Perth. Due to unforeseen circumstances they moved up to the north-east of the state and lived on sheep and cattle stations in Western Australia for many years, where they raised a family of four boys. Elizabeth re-settled with her sons in Queensland in the 1980s and now calls Charters Towers her home. She was inspired to write this memoir to preserve her family history for succeeding generations, in particular her grandchildren, as family connections tend to fade with time. She hopes they will take pride in their heritage, as she does in hers.