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.

PW_66Fast 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.




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