[SPINNING YARNS] 70. Helen Kempe - The life of "Miss Helen"


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Helen Kempe was born on Macumba Station in 1950, as the fourth generation of her family to be involved in the S Kidman and Co Pastoral empire.

At the age of 16 Helen moved to the Northern Territory and to this day she has never left.

Everyone knows Miss Helen, and Miss Helen knows everyone. She is a true treasure of the Territory, and in this episode she shares yarns from the early days when her family started working for Sidney Kidman to where she is today – and what she has seen and learnt over the past seven decades.


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