Where Water Lilies Die and Life Begins. J Nicholson.
A Kimberley Epic. Where Water Lilies Die and Life Begins is a camp-side chat and reminiscences of an old station stockman about a life hard fought, but well spent.
The story encapsulates the countryside, the remoteness, the sheer will and determination of the peoples, indigenous and otherwise, that went to forge this man's life story, so unique, even by today's standards.
It starts beside a pandanus, paperbark, water lily dotted lagoon, not long after world war 2 in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. A must Read. A Kimberley Epic.