Elizabeth Fysh grew up on her parents' property near Kynuna, 150 kilometres from Winton in Queensland's central west. After attending the University of Queensland, she married Frith Fysh and took up life at Answer Downs. In 1984, the family moved to Longreach, buying Acacia Downs from the Estate of Ainslie Templeton. There, the couple became very involved in the establishment of the Qantas Founders' Museum. Now widowed and living in Brisbane, Elizabeth has written for newspapers and other publications, but this is her first biography.