GUNN, JEANNIE AENEAS

GUNN, JEANNIE AENEAS – We of the Never-Never

Called the Never-Never, the Maluka loved to say, because they who have lived in it and loved it, Never-Never voluntarily leave it… Others, the unfitted, will tell you that it is so called because they who succeed in getting out or it swear they will Never-Never return to it. But we who have lived it, and loved it, and left it, know that our hearts can Never-Never rest away from it.

GUNN, JEANNIE AENEAS - We of the Never-Never

GUNN, JEANNIE AENEAS – We of the Never-Never

The bush can be cruel at times, and yet, although she may leave us alone with our beloved dead, her very cruelty brings with it a fierce, consoling pain; for out bush our dead are all our own.

GUNN, JEANNIE AENEAS - We of the Never-Never

GUNN, JEANNIE AENEAS – We of the Never-Never

It is the helplessness of little women that makes them appear 'all right' in the eyes of bushmen, helplessness being foreign to snorters.

GUNN, JEANNIE AENEAS - We of the Never-Never