To my children Malcolm, Monica, Arthur and Wendy;
to my grandchildren Shane, Karen, Scott, Alan, Judith, Vanessa, Mark, Deon, Daniel, Rhys, Kane, Bradley and Melissa;
to my great-grandchildren, Shannon, Brooke, Aaron, Tara, Yolanda, Scott, John, Benjamin, Jed, Emily, Sabrina, Chantelle and Ranita;
and to all the other members of my family.
And we recall with love the memory of my husband Rex, my son Rex, my grand-daughter Rachel, and my great-grandson Brendan.
'In a way I was very lucky to be gifted to write down the past and the history of our culture which can be passed on to the younger generation. This could've easily been lost forever. I want to leave for them the culture and the legends of our ancestors, thinking that one day some of them like myself would like to know...'
[After the death of Rex Morgan,] 'I wanted to leave my family something of their past so they would know what went on in the early days. I had no money to leave my children, but I wanted them to have something more valuable then money... When my time comes, I will be leaving a wonderful legacy for my children: the culture of our ancestors that will be passed on to younger generations.' (pp. xvi-xvii)