Evelyn Crawford tells the life of an Aboriginal family: as it was in the 1930s - as it is now. Reading her story is like sitting down for a yarn with an old friend. The red sandhills 'back of Bourke' are the setting for a life rich in experience and achievement. Camps and meeting places, bush schools and pubs, and the colourful parade of characters with whom she played, learned and worked, spring vividly to life. Here is the child, nurtured by the love and careful teaching of Aboriginal elders; a frightened teenager in Sydney for the first time; a young adult fending for herself in the outback. Here is the wife, and the mother to 14 children. Here is a woman to remember.