I felt compelled to write this book and tell people about this story of my different travels throughout the mines in their own country, Australia. By reading this book, they will know and would be able to visualise what I know about 'FIFO' and life in the mines. I also wanted to include my sincere story-telling tribute to all my ""Comrades of the Steel"" in this book, with whom I've had the distinct pleasure of either their long- or short-term acquaintance throughout that time. I feel that I was very fortunate to just be able to catch the last couple of historic mining decades, before the real mining larrikins and some very unique FIFO characters from the past 20 years started to disappear for good from all the mine sites here in Australia. I hope that you, the reader, will relate to and enjoy my book. Because it really is the last piece of one man's story and history of the mines on this vast continent, ""The Land Down Under"".