The Weekly Advertiser Horsham

Just in time


Retired stockman Richard Morphett, of Nhill, managed to sneak in the launch of his autobiogra­phical book before Victoria entered COVID-19 lockdown number seven on Saturday.

Morphett launched Strike Me Roan! at Redrock Books and Gallery in Horsham on Friday night.

Shop owner Marian Anderson introduced Morphett, while Faye Smith, who helped the author with editing in the early stages, introduced the book.

Morphett said the novel provided an account of his life on a cattle station in central Northern Territory, starting in the 1950s.

“It’s a way of life gone,” he said.

He said he was pleased to finally launch the book, the culminatio­n of years of work.

“The launch has been held up several times because of COVID restrictio­ns or lockdowns, so it was great to launch it just in time,” he said.

Morphett addressed those present at the event and answered questions.

Strike Me Roan! is available at Redrock Books and Gallery along with Nhill Post Office.

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