WOMEN from the bush are characters of tenacity and endurance, yet their stories are often untold – legends to be lost in a mire of modesty.
But, in 1988, two women were immortalised in print when Register reporters penned their tales of hardships.
Edna Jessop and Irene Taylor shared the same grit to survive isolation and adversity – Edna on the Queensland droving routes and Irene in the Far North.
While 25 years have passed, the same characteristics survive in the women who choose to live their life removed from city centres and the nameless masses.
The Register’s North Queenslander Series hopes to fill more of its pages with these inspiring women and give credit where credit is due.
If you know someone who fits the bill, please email me – sneakily or defiantly – at email@example.com
To read about these two inspiring women – one of whom was proposed to countless times from men the world over and the other who lived in a house strung together by saplings from 1891 – pick up a copy of the June 6 edition of the North Queensland Register.