This is an absolute first for me! Being mentioned in State Parliament.
A huge honour.
Image: Hansard site which is the written record of proceedings and debates in Parliament. It is a verified and accurate record rather than a strictly verbatim transcript.
NICOLE ALEXANDER – THE LAST STATION
Mr ADAM MARSHALL (Northern Tablelands)—I recognise author Nicole Alexander for her latest novel, The Last Station, depicting the end days of the riverboat trade along the Darling River. Nicole writes from first‑hand experience of the harshness of bush life having grown up in the Northern Tablelands and working the family property outside of Mungindi. Her deep love of the land and keen observations add to the inspiration of her novels. However, well into her eleventh book Nicole is recognised as writing Australian historical fiction in appreciation of our pastoral life. With so much attention today on the Darling River, it is a good reminder of the eccentricities of the river systems which The Last Station depicts within its colourful storyline. I congratulate Nicole on a stunning literary career. I commend Nicole for her accurate portrayal of the Australian rural life in both modern and historical periods for her global readers to get a glimpse of Australia and its people.