My Life Before Electricity

For those who have never been to Western Australia it’s time for a short geography lesson. Kalgoorlie is about 600 klms east of Perth and 180 klms North of Norseman. The Eyre Highway terminates at Norseman and The Transcontinental Railway starts, or finishes at Kalgoorlie. Both of these travel networks run almost exactly east/west and for most of the journey are nearly two hundred kilometres apart.

The Nullarbor

On the 2nd April 2016, my husband and I left our home on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, to travel by car along the Nullarbor Plain to Perth in order to promote my autobiography. We travelled south through Armidale to Ballarat and Geelong so we could once again experience the exhilarating drive along the Great Ocean Road and assess those areas of the coastline that had suffered from the devastating fires of the previous year. Along the way we experienced many pleasant, if mundane, attractions but only one event stood out for me during that long and lonely track of the Nullarbor.