I've had the pleasure of spending time with Bec Crozier on a couple of occasions, at Nerrima Station last year when a mate and I delivered some horses there and again last month for a few days at Broome rodeo and campdraft. Bec has been an invaluable part of the Kimberley community as a Nurse, a profession that can often be a thankless one, so I was glad to hear Bec's story on Angie Nisbet's podcast 'Married to the Land'.
Born on a sheep station 250km from Broken Hill, Bec Crozier, went from School of the Air to 'the big smoke' of Grenfell in Central West NSW at age 7. After Ag related stints in the UK, Canada and studying to become a nurse, Bec ended up working and living on Nerrima Station near the mighty Fitzroy River in the West Kimberley.
Working for 12 years in Central Western NSW and ACT, Bec then did a Bachelor of Nursing at Charles Sturt University in Wagga as a mature age student, she went from nursing in chilly Canberra to the remote 'balmy' township of Fitzroy Crossing in WA.
A short 3 month 'stint' at the Fitzroy Health Clinic turned into 3.5 years. A love affair for the Kimberley had begun. The Clinic covered a huge area, with the ambulance travelling as far as 200km's away - some emergencies being a 5 hour round trip on rough roads.
Bec relished living in the Fitzroy Valley and being part of this remote community - even now when she goes to rodeo's in the area she is recognised from her work in the area.
Another love affair soon eventuated with partner Chris Morrow, the Manager at Nerrima Station, where they now live with 4 year old Georgina. They live within a community that are grateful to have Bec not far away to assist in the healthcare system, as well as having a nurse on hand on a busy cattle station.
Listen to Bec's full story on Angie Nisbet's podcast 'Married to the Land'.