April 6, 2017 16:33 IST

Solitary life in Australia's Outback

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May McKeown looks up at the stars as she stands in the front yard of her homestead on her 6000-acre property near the town of Come-by-Chance, located over 700 kilometres north-west of Sydney in Australia. Credit: Reuters
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McKeown, aged 78, lives and works on her property mostly alone as her son is constantly travelling. She daily inspects the property and hand-feeds her cattle, writing poems in her spare time about her lonely life on the flat north-west plains. Credit: Reuters
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McKeown drives her truck in a paddock as she prepares to hand-feed her cattle. Credit: Reuters
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McKeown's family has been farming in the northwest corner of New South Wales state since the late 19th century. Credit: Reuters
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May McKeown rolls a bail of hay off her truck. Credit: Reuters