Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mr Golden and the drovers dog.




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  1. An odd coincidence... Some years ago, my husband and I were driving around your part of Australia and happened to stay one night near Camperdown. Or I think that was where we stayed... at a creaky old house that had belonged to the Manifold family. Wonderful carved wood hallway. I picked some seeds from deep blue acquilegia blooming in the garden, planted them at Glen Villa in Quebec. They thrived, then joined forces with local acquilegia to form muddy offspring. We explored a volcanic crater near the B&B, then drove on our way. Wish I'd known about Wigandia and that I'd had the privilege of visiting it. Hope you, James and all are having fun -- it looks like it!

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    1. Hi Pat, You would have stayed in ''Purrumbete'' homestead which was the original station of the local Manifold who squatted (illegal occupation) on a huge acreage in 1838/39 and are still to be found in the area hold much reduced landholdings but more than many! The big visit was way too short due too navigational issues etc etc ..the usual stuff of travel! I need to return stateside to give a few talks and to visit James and Phillip before the sell up an go to live in their dolls house!

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  2. Very nice article Billy and Mr. Golden.

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    1. Yes a very well written article from a very young reporter!

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  3. You are still making us wait for the pics... creating this anxiety and expectation....!
    What a wonderful experience.

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    1. Hi Amalia, You and I can count ourselves privileged to have met the great JG!!! Thanks for dropping by! Did you GPS work ok!

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  4. You are a dag Rob! i believe this same article will appear in my local the Terang Express this week or next! Sure beats the NYT!

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