Author Patsy Kemp to visit Moree library

Australian author Patsy Kemp will visit the Moree Community Library on Monday.

Known for her novel ‘The Drover’s Daughter’, Patsy holds the Moree region close to her heart and looks forward to being at the library from 10am.

After a number of years and a run of bad luck, Patsy’s father eventually gave away droving and bought a farm near Moree.

It was the first time Patsy, then aged 15 can remember living in a home. 

The Drover’s Daughter was a book that took Pasty two years to write, highlighting the hardships faced by her family whilst droving.

The family traveled through north-east Australia with seven kids, two adults, 5000 sheep, at least six horses and ten dogs.

Throughout the pages, Patsy is brutally honest about the hardship they all endured and tells her story ‘warts and all’. 

The Drover’s Daughter offers a fascinating insight into life in the outback.

For more information phone the library on 6757 3374.