Rob and Sarah Cook

There would be few more with tenacity, courage and resilience than fourth generation cattleman, Rob Cook.

Rob and Sarah along with their sons Braxton and Lawson lived and worked on Suplejack Downs Station in the remote Tanami Desert (NT) The young families lives changed forever when Rob was left a quadriplegic after a horrific helicopter crash whilst mustering cattle on the family property. Not one to live life lying down, Rob has embarked on some amazing journeys such as receiving a prestigious Nuffield scholarship and becoming the first man to cross the treacherous Tanami desert in his wheelchair. Rob believes disability need never hold you back. Through the use of technology and innovation, the couple own and operate their own cattle Breeding And fattening operation Supplying their own butcher shop in Queensland.

Rob has had his biography published “when the dust settles” and has received National awards, including Pride of Australia Courage Medal and Northern Territory local hero award.

Why are you excited about participating in ABIC 2017?

I am always excited to share my journey in life and as resilience and innovation are the key themes I feel I will have a lot to offer those listening.