Diamonds and Dust
2010. A paperback copy in very good condition.
Sheryl McCorry grew up in Arnhem Land carrying crocodiles to school for show and tell. When she was 18, Broome beckoned, and it was there that - only hours after being railroaded into marriage by a fast-talking Yank - she locked eyes with Bob McCorry, a drover and buffalo shooter. When her marriage ended after only a few months, they began a romance that would last a lifetime and take them to the Kimberley's harshest frontiers. As the only woman in a team of stockmen, Sheryl soon learned how to run rogue bulls and to outsmart the neighbours in the toughest game of all - mustering cattle. The playing field was a million acres of unfenced, unmarked boundaries. But Sheryl soon saw that to survive in the outback a woman needed goals. Hers was to become the first woman in the Kimberley to run two million-acre cattle stations. But it was to come at an unimaginable cost.Inspiring and unforgettable, Diamonds & Dust is a classic story of a woman finding her destiny in the furthest reaches of the outback.
Sheryl McCorry was the first woman in the Kimberley to run two million-acre cattle stations. She now divides her time between Mount Barker and Broome. She has two children and has remarried.