PERSONAL HISTORY: Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg with Jane Grieve and Southern Downs Mayor Peter Blundell at the launch of Mrs Grieve’s book In Stockmen’s Footsteps on April 26.
PERSONAL HISTORY: Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg with Jane Grieve and Southern Downs Mayor Peter Blundell at the launch of Mrs Grieve’s book In Stockmen’s Footsteps on April 26. Deanna Millard

Passion for words, outback combine

COMBINING her love of outback Australia, a passion for writing, along with her achievements, Jane Grieve was proud to launch her new book In Stockmen's Footsteps at Warwick's Gardens Galore on Friday.

Growing up on the Darling Downs in the 1950s and working on outback stations during the 1970s has been brought to life by Mrs Grieve, as she shares her memories in an interesting and humorous fashion.

When approached to write her memoirs, Mrs Grieve said she felt it was her duty to record an important part of history about which little had been written. "I hope my readers, particularly those that grew up on the Darling Downs during this era, can relate to this book," she said.

In 1979, she became secretary to the legendary RM Williams, who was putting together a team to create the Stockman's Hall of Fame. She devoted the next 10 years to its successful opening in 1988.

"It was a great honour for me to escort the Queen around the Stockman's Hall of Fame," Mrs Grieve said.



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