On a crisp and beautifully serene late Febuary morning in 1988 a young couple ventured up a rocky climb on the outskirts of town. While both were fit, healthy and familiar with the land, theirs was a particular challenge, given that one was 36 weeks pregnant.
She was my mother on her way to the very top of the MacDonnell Ranges, on the eastern side of Emily Gap. Knowing that I was not far away, both she and my father wanted to fasten an image to my birth. That they certainly did! Within a few hours of reaching the peak my mother went into labour with your honest author. MOZZIE BITES reflects on the ties that bind her to this place, even though for now she is taking up residence in Melbourne.
Pictured: That's me not long after, getting a big cuddle from Denis Neil. His family's friendship with my family is part of what will always keep me connected to Alice.