Some months ago I was interviewed on the phone by Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh, a fairly well known author of Australian yarns. He told me he was compiling a book on outback policemen.
I related some of my experiences while at Gascoyne Junction in the late 70s and, to be honest, hadn’t thought much more about it.
Fast forward a few months and a copy of the book Great Australian Outback Police Stories arrived in the mail. And it turns out my interview has been turned into a chapter, affectionately titled ‘Policeman-the-bastard’.
It’s a great book with some fascinating tales of working as a copper in the bush. I could really relate to some of the experiences of the other contributors and it brings back some very fond memories of my time in regional WA.
I strongly encourage you to check it out – it’s available online and in all good book stores. And of course there is a copy taking pride of place in Policeman’s Way.
Feel free to drop by and have a read over a cuppa. You might just have to listen to some of the stories that didn’t make it into the book.