The Flying Bushman
A true story of life on the land – and above it …
Growing up on the family property, Curbur, in outback Western Australia, Murchison country, Greg Keynes’ childhood seemed idyllic. Poignant memories of exploring with his dogs; hunting, working and joking with the local Yamatji people. Breaking free from family ties as a young man, Greg began his own aerial mustering business and fell in love with Kim, a girl from Perth. Together their life was sweet, until one day, a routine muster in the rocky gorges of the Hamersley Range went horribly wrong.
Along the majestic blue ranges and scouring river beds of the Pilbara, the Flying Bushman is more than a story of memories in the outback, it’s a collective reminder of the true Australian Spirit with our resilience, courage and wild hearts that survive the harsh and at times unforgiving terrains that ultimately make us who we are. The Flying Bushman is liberally illustrated with original photographs from Greg’s working life as a chopper pilot.
Author: Greg Keynes
Publish Date: September 2020
Publisher: Gelding Street
Author Bio: Greg Keynes grew up on the family property, Curbur Station, in the Murchison region of Western Australia. He is a born and bred bush boy. Working as a pastoralist and chopper pilot in the early 80's gave him the unique opportunity of seeing only places that could be reached by helicopter, much of the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Murchison regions along with the world heritage listed Shark Bay. Greg has a deep love of the land and has real concern of the future for the regions and climate change. Greg moved to Perth in the late 90's and worked in Real Estate, Sales and Marketing, New Business Development, his own Mining /Pastoral/ consultancy and Auction House to name some. He now still travels the regions of WA continuing to write and working in various roles and keeping in touch with his 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Greg has a passion for the environment he grew up in and the challenges it faces for the future.