Letter to The Western Herald Bourke-Published 10.05.18

The dates might look strange, but note it was delivered nine years ago. On re-reading it I like what I said about Gail and Bourke graziers.The Editor,Your article on Will Ogilvie and Bourke (Western Herald-April 12) reminded me of the  speech I gave at the Official Opening at the Back of Bourke Centre in October … Continue reading Letter to The Western Herald Bourke-Published 10.05.18

The Indulgent Cricket Tragic Tries Again

 The Indulgent Cricket Tragic Tries Again(I should warn the casual reader that the following is written for my family, particularly grandchildren, so you may find it bores the pants off you!)I have only attended two England/Australia Test Matches at Lord's-the last two which England have won. These are the only occasions Australia has lost in … Continue reading The Indulgent Cricket Tragic Tries Again

A Great Raffle Win- Darwin For Only The Second Time

Sunday 24th May, 2015With our Bourke Races raffle winnings (return tickets and accommodation) we flew out of Sydney packed into a very full Qantas 737. I had both my Apple devices tuned into the pilots navigation app, OzRunways, which provides your position and track utilising GPS technology. For an as yet undetermined reason the bigger … Continue reading A Great Raffle Win- Darwin For Only The Second Time

Bourke-A Town With Real Spirit-A Personal Perspective

BackgroundIn August 1960, as a raw youth,just after my nineteenth birthday, pastoral house Dalgety sent me to Bourke Branch. I had joined Dalgety in Sydney six weeks or so earlier after spending three years "jackarooing" in south/west and central Queensland. Dalgety said that they would use my vast rural experience and send me to a … Continue reading Bourke-A Town With Real Spirit-A Personal Perspective

Health

Last year I published three posts titled "Oh What a Feeling", "Cricket and Chemo" and "Contemplation" which gave the brutal facts of my flirtation with bowel cancer. The pathology tests on the eleven inches of removed bowel (sigmoid colon and upper rectum) revealed no less than three malignant tumours and a highly suspicious polyp. They … Continue reading Health