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Elkedra jackaroo: station life in the 1950s

When at age 18 DES NELSON OAM (pictured) left his Cowra birthplace his boss warned, “I’ll give you six months, and you’ll be back”. To date, sixty years have passed, spent in the Territory. He's only ever been back to Cowra for brief holidays. Here he recalls his earliest experiences of the place to which he has devoted his life and his first real experiences with Aboriginal people, the local Alyawarra, living on Elkedra Station where he had a job as a something of a jack-of-all-trades.

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