Out Where the Brolgas Dance
William Lockley was born from my inmagination. He was a boy who was a dreamer (like me). I could never settle in class and always wanted to be out discovering 'things'. My Parents went 'camping' on their honeymoon, they took an old Panel Van and a sheet of canvas. In 1963 we went on one of the first caravan trip. I was three. We ended up in Airlie Beach, Queensland and since then I have returned many many times. On our Adventures, we fossicked, prospected, collected shells, snakes and insects. We had a Museum on the top of our house ( see video link below- Pacific Wanderland) and were regularly visited by Scientists from all over the world. Sadly we never found a reef of gold! But we did find many many other amazing finds and many many times have we stopped to watch the Brolga's Dance. It's a truely awe inspiring sight.
The Paintings on the front covers of the books are all by Joseph Lycett. West view of Parramatta1819