Dr Nan Broad spent her early years on pastoral stations in the Gascoyne region and her married life in the lower Murchison and northern agricultural areas. Her developing interest in history led to research and subsequent publication of material on the Irwin Shire, the Broad family, and numerous articles and contributions to historical books. Nan served on the Council of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society and was a founding member of the Western Australian Branch of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre. In later life she graduated from Curtin University and went on to complete a PhD from Notre Dame University. Her doctoral thesis on the stock routes in North West Australia will be edited for publication in the near future.
Peter Bridge co-edited the Volume.