Saturday, July 31, 2010

HISTORY AND PROPHECY

Some interesting snippets of information from a comprehensive article written by a Mr. Walter? Gale in 1927 called Pioneers of the district - History and Prophecy. Gale discusses Aboriginal habitation, native fauna, and the preparation and eating of the Bogong Moth (info). He goes on to discuss the early explorers of the area, Currie and Lhotski and Canberra's first 19th century European settlers.


Two items of particular interest to me in the article is the mention of a stand of gum trees at the foot of Mount Ainslie (post here) where James Ainslie first folded 700 sheep as he established Campbell's Duntroon Estate (post here) and Canberra's link with the weeping willow which droops over Napoleons grave at St. Helena (info)...

The Sydney Morning Herald - 9 May 1927


National Library of Australia (here)

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