|Drums of Mer book|
|Ion L. Idriess 1950|
Sadly, the film could not be financed, although Sandy Harbutt still believes in the project to this day. Fairlie ended her story telling of her time spent with Ion Idriess and how it took her many years to realize what a privilege it had been to be able to meet and talk with this truly iconic Australian. Been a fan of Ion Idriess myself, I found great delight in this afternoon's discussion. It also gave me a greater appreciation of the academic value of Idriess' writings. Especially after having just re-read many of his northern Queensland books after nearly thirty-five years of history study since my first reading. So thank you Fairlie Sandilands for sharing your experiences.
|Fairlie Sandilands with her hosts and some of her audience|