Sold on Reality? KIRRAMA/Life on an Australian Cattle Station. This is a true story of an ordinary Texas ranching family moving to Queensland, Australia, to ranch on a much larger scale. The Gunn family took a huge step into the unknown. There would be many sacrifices. The children would be home schooled. Everyone would have to learn to survive without modern conveniences. Outpost radio would be the only means of communication and verbal medical diagnosis. The pages of this book reflect the true life challenges faced by an ordinary “spoiled” American family.