As I prepare for my first surgery since having my appendix removed in 1949 I have been mindful of one of my favourite school day quotations-"More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.Wherefore, let thy voice rise like a fountain for me night and day.For what are men better than sheep or … Continue reading Contemplation
Tuesday, 9th July,2013At the Swire (Australia) Christmas Party last year the Chairman suggested I should accompany him to the Ashes Test match at Lord's (London) in July.That got me thinking, particularly when I discovered I could get a ticket thru' my membership of the SACA (South Australian Cricket Association). He then announced that business commitments … Continue reading Blog Log – A Cricket Tragic’s Indulgence
LEAVE PASS-8thDecember,1954As a 13 year old boarder at Canberra Grammar School, I was already"hooked" on the game of cricket. Thus, it is no surprise that I got "leave" to attend the match between the Prime Minister's Eleven and the touring Englishmen (who in those days played as the "M.C.C."), at Manuka Oval.The attached very faded Leave Pass on … Continue reading Leave Pass
Drove out to Bourke on Sunday/Monday. When first with Clyde I used to do it in a long half day-driving too fast, before we got flash and bought an aircraft. This time went to Mudgee on Sunday evening and got to Bourke about 2:30PM on Monday via Dunedoo, Mendooran, Gilgandra, Warren and Nyngan. My visit … Continue reading BlogLog-Bourke Visit 24th to 26th September,2012
The linked article, beautifully written by my good friend Peter Austin, has stimulated me to record my personal association with the Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd. Whilst I am familiar with the Marra and have driven past the Church many times, I was not aware of its connection with the Brotherhood nor was I aware … Continue reading The Bush Brothers
Now to really important matters! Daughter Susie and her husband Hagen have a new daughter-Madeleine Susan to take home to their new house in Pymble-just around the corner from us. A sister for "The Ant's Pants", otherwise known as Max.
PreambleIn August,2010 Gail and I made an abortive attempt to see Lake Eyre by air from Adelaide. The story of that visit is recorded on my Blog. At the suggestion of my stockbroker friend John Reynolds,who has a keen interest in the Burke and Wills saga, we decided to make another attempt this year.My former … Continue reading Lake Eyre Trip – 3rd to 5th May, 2012
The last month has been a sad, contemplative four weeks with no less than four funerals. To me funerals are always sad, yet are very much part of the cycle of life. They provide an opportunity to acknowledge the deceased’s contribution and to honour them, to offer some comfort to those closest to the deceased, … Continue reading No Wedding,but Four Funerals
Just outside Gloucester NSW where the NSW Police team searching for Malcolm Naden have set up its headquarters, a helpful local has made a contribution.
The Banjo is not famous for his philosophical input. However, I have long been attracted by his poem "Come-By-Chance" from which the following extract is taken-Though we work and toil and hustle in our life of haste and bustle,All that makes our life worth living comes unstriven for and free;Man may weary and importune, but … Continue reading Banjo Paterson