Category Archives: BLOG

Blog articles are written by Richard Lee for his monthly newspaper column ‘Country Notebook’. Stories and shorter posts on other topics also appear here.

Threatened Australia – The wide bleak land

Threatened Australia – The wide bleak land Just a few years before heading to Europe to serve with the AIF in 1941, Jock Picks, a young scientist and farmer from South Australia announced in his newly published book “Australia’s Dying … Continue reading

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Cats, Worms & Moles

Cats, Worms & Moles “Christ! We’ve killed the missus’s cat”, groaned my father looking across the field, past the silent frozen ponies with their steaming nostrils, to the far hedge. A black cat hangs stiff in the frost. I’m eight … Continue reading

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Kangaroos as Neighbours

Kangaroos as Neighbours A long black shadow slid across the boards of the veranda and up the wall covering the curtained bedroom window of the weatherboard cottage. Big Lennie stood and listened as he did every night when he got … Continue reading

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The Bush Meeting

The Bush Meeting. The bush meeting was huge. At first I thought there was no one there, that I’d got the wrong address – third dam along near the big Grey Box – but it took only a few moments … Continue reading

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