An adventurous life, lived to full
Name: Sally Conway
Marital status: Engaged
1. What is one thing you would like to change about the world?
Firstly; poverty and war, for obvious reasons.
However, to jump outside the square a little bit, I would change population growth. I know that it is not ethical to actually implement this change, but I believe that population growth is going to be the root of many of the world’s major issues and has the potential to generate further poverty and war as we desperately try to accommodate for more people than we can produce for.
2. What is your greatest accomplishment in life?
I recently competed in the Mongolian Derby, which is my biggest physical achievement. However, in all honesty, I think that being surrounded by incredible friends and family is far more worthy of that title.
3. If you were prime minister/ruler of the world what laws would you make?
I think Scomo is doing a much better job than I could, so I’m not going to point the finger. However, I think that we could reduce the number of people involved in politics to speed up the decision making process of things in parliament. I also think that it should be compulsory that all politicians be either practising or a part of the industry bodies they represent to ensure they don’t lose touch with what’s actually going on the ground and can understand the implications and reality of their decisions.
4. What is the best advice you have ever received?
Life is not a rehearsal.
5. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? And why?
Depends how many birthday parties I’m allowed.
6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
Travelling and socialising.
7. What is your best childhood memory? What makes it so special?
When I was a kid I used to go and jump on my mum’s horse in the paddock, without a saddle or bridle, and somehow get him to canter to the yards and the rest would follow. I love this because, looking back now, I can see that I wasn’t doing anything right, I was actually probably doing it all wrong – but it was just the willingness of a big strong gelding to be kind to a little girl.
8. What is the best sound in the world to you?
Rain on the roof
9. If you could be transported back in time, where and when would you like to be?
As far as eras to be living in, I think that this one is pretty good.
If I could revisit a time in my life, however, I would go back to 2017 when I was travelling and working in a few different countries. In particular, I did the summer rodeo circuit in America with a trick riding team. The team are some of the most incredible people I have ever met; one lady had performed for the Queen.
10. Who are the three people you most admire – dead or living?
Besides my parents:
1. Tristan Voorspuy. Tristan was my boss when I was working on a safari lodge in Kenya. He was very sadly killed however during the Laikipia Land Invasions that same year. He was incredibly strong, determined and outgoing; nothing could stop him.
2. Nicole Gibson. She’s just a legend.
3. Brent and Kelsey Stevenson. Brent and Kelsey were the managers of the station I worked at in the NT first year out of school. They looked after all of us like their own children and unified us all as a team that worked well together and had a ball at the same time.