Angus & Robertson 1987. First Edition Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition Very Good. 270mmx190mmx25mm, 234 pages. B&W illustrations and map. Jane Bardsley was one of Queensland's pioneer settlers. Born in Clermont, Queensland in 1877, she married Tom Atherton in 1895 and went to live with him at Midlothian in the Gulf Country. Over the next forty years they ran sheep and cattle stations and dairy and sugar farms near Mackay, Bowen, Maroochydore and Toowoomba. Jane's letters to her friend Althea, written with a naive charm, reveal the excitement and the harshaness of station life in Queensland's Gulf Country and northern coastal regions at the turn of the century.