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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Jeannie Gunn

If like me you as a child loved the book by Jeannie Gunn...."We of the Never Never " then you would have enjoyed my wander yesterday.
We visted the original site of the Elsey station homestead which the true story was centred around.


When you gaze around at the landscape.....
You can't help but wonder what Jeannie must have thought about the isolation of the place.
We visited the Elsey station cemetery where Jeannie's husband is buried.

Even though there is a memorial to Jeannie she rests in her home town of Melbourne.
I couldn't get over this termite mound there! I know that I am short but!
At the Homestead where we are staying, there is the replica of Elsey station house made for the movie of the book.


These are the costumes worn by Angela Punch MacGregor in the movie.....beautiful but hard to get a good photo....the glass was filthy.

The inside plus props from the movie.

A very interesting day bringing a favourite childhood book to life.
I am finishing on a very sad note after a sudden illness a couple of weeks ago my dear friend Gaye passed away yesterday. I am rather shocked that she is no longer here....I will miss sharing cuppas and chats over Aussie folklore and our love of all things old and treasured and she shared a love of books just like the one above. She was very much on my mind as I explored.
My love and prayers go out to Gayes family and friends. I will miss you terribly my friend xxx

Next stop Katherine and the wonderful gorge!
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

17 comments:

  1. Still with you Michelle, enjoying every moment.
    I forgot to tell you, when we went into Daly Waters Pub they took one look ay me and offered me a cup of tea.LOL

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  2. Fascinating. Lovely to have visited there where the book is about. Hugs, xx

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  3. That would be a very interesting visit Michelle. Very sorry to hear about your friend passing. Beautiful gum blossom photo.

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  4. Oh, I've missed some of your posts! Catching up on them now... love all the pics and makes me a bit homesick and wish dh and I could be following in your footsteps! One day :) In the meantime I'll enjoy your pics... so sorry about your friend.. sending my prayers for her family and friends xx

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  5. Sorry to hear about your friend, Michelle. Interesting places you age visiting, I am enjoying going along with you both!

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  6. So sorry to read of Gaye's passing; she will leave a big gap in your life but also lots of wonderful memories. What a great tour you did of the setting for that iconic book. Loved your comment about the filthy glass on the display cabinets!

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  7. We had that book in our family bookcase when I was growing up, and it was often discussed. What a treat to visit the Elsey Station and also to see the sets from the movie.
    So sorry to hear about your loss Michelle. xoxx

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  8. Such lovely places that you are visiting,
    So sorry to hear of your friend's passing

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  9. What an interesting place to visit - even though I have not heard of the book. Love the termite mound! So sorry that you have lost your friend. xx

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  10. I found the audio books so I will listen to that next. No luck with the movie at the library! So sad about Gaye, it's hard when special friends pass on...
    Hugz

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  11. Nine years ago my husband and I drove a car through to Darwin for our daughter, and two years ago, my daughter and I drove it back again to Victoria. Along the way we visited the places that you are visiting. I particularly loved Daly Waters, and Mataranka. My daughter was chuffed to find a business card that she has left at Daly Waters some time ago, still displayed. Wonderful memories of our great country. Cheers, Michelle, and enjoy your travels.

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  12. What an adventure you are having. Enjoy. All good thoughts coming your way after losing your friend, Gaye. Never easy to say goodbye. My 90 yr old MIL was farewelled last week, sad but ...Take care

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  13. So sorry to hear that your dear friend has passed over. That would have been quite a shock for you. Lovely opportunity to visit that homestead replica and original site. Katherine Gorge will be spectacular. I went there back in the 70s or early 80's. Can't remember now as I have been to Darwin twice over that period of time. Enjoy cruising down the gorge and seeing those HUGE salt water crocs.

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  14. Lovey photos of so many beautiful places. Sorry to hear about your dear friend passing away. What a great adventure you are having. Enjoy.

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  15. I love thermal springs... been a whilse since I had a good soak..
    Hugz

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  16. I am loving reading about your adventures and following along the places you visit. It has been a long time since we were in this area and I am enjoying seeing the changes. Keep having a wonderful time.

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  17. Loving your travels and reading of all these interesting places. So sad for you in the loss of your gorgeous friend. Have a wonderful time

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