In September 1950 my father J.J.Leahy bought Oban Station 60 miles south-west of Mt Isa, from T.A.Fields Queensland Estates. It had an area of 1016 square miles and was bought with 8,000 cattle and 23,000 sheep. Shortly after it was bought a new Land Rover was bought and driven from Sydney to Oban by my brother Paul and myself. Bill and…..
Kathleen Kenny was born in 1928 and I came along in 1930. My first 20 years medically…..
The Meriden School was taken over by the Federal Government, I think, for an Air Force Headquarters during the Second World War. The Government requestioned Welbeck, our home, and made it available to Meriden who used it for their borders. The rails and steps in this photo were erected by the school. The flat area where the girls are standing…..
The high light of my visit was the reaction of the only lady in our small group which came together after lunch in the pub, to discuss my books. She picked up one (below) of the two photos I had on display of Sarcherie twice…..
After leaving Wentworth Falls I travelled by train to Albury then bus to Deniliquin. Next day my daughter Elizabeth drove her son Edward and I to Adelaide to stay with my daughter Catherine and Peter. While there we visited the Zoo. From here Elizabeth, Edward and I flew to…..
My family’s connection with the Melbourne Cup started with my mother’s family. She was descended on her mother’s side from the McDonells of Glen Garry in Scotland. The family lived in Cundletown on the Manning River where they ran a dairy farm. They made deliveries around town with their horse Zulu in their milk cart. In 1881 he won the Cup carrying 5st. 10lb. (36.2 kilos) with jockey Jim Gough. It is not known how he travelled to Melbourne, but…..
The gold mine…..