The Drover's Wife

The Drover's Wife, Urisino Bore, 1958

Portrait of drover Ronald Kerr, wife Mavis and baby Johnny

Daughter of a North Bourke drover, Mavis Kerr married a shepherd and became a mother at seventeen.  While on the road with a mob of 3,700 Merino ewes between Tibooburra and Coonamble, she helped cook for the family droving team.