Alex Miller Profile

Corrie Perkin interviews Alex Miller, for "The Australian", about a book that
took 50 years to write.

Alex Miller first heard the story as a 16-year-old British migrant working on a central highlands cattle station. Miller had hitchhiked from Sydney to Queensland in search of the outback, which had fired his young imagination and encouraged him to leave his family and a grim post-war London. As he recalls, "The dramatic escarpments of the central Queensland ranges and the fast-flowing streams and open ironbark forests were not Nolan's outback, but I fell in love with the country."

The Cullin-la-Ringo story added to Miller's fascination with his new homeland and it has stayed with him for more than 50 years. In Landscape of Farewell, the 70-year-old writer has finally found the right setting and characters around which to tell the

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