Wilsons Promontory is casually known as ‘The Prom’ by locals. Situated on one of the most southern tips of Victoria, not too far from Melbourne. Mostly know for its walking tracks and stunning coastlines. I have to admit, after being in Tasmania for two months, you get spoilt its containment with everything being just a short drive away. You drive an hour and you are ‘somewhere’. I forgot about … Continue reading ‘The Prom’ Wilsons Prom!
Sea ports have much activity with boats, marine life, birds. Yet water scenes always soothes the soul regardless of the activity. Port Albert on the south coast of Victoria provided some stunning scenes. Arriving in time for a glorious sunset… Watching the boats go out for a day of fishing! No fishing? Try telling the birds or a sting ray to read! Huge sting rays hovered … Continue reading There’s something magical about sea ports!
After the re-enactment, head to Corryong town for the Street Parade! Then go see as many events as possible. Everyone favourites, the cattle dogs! One of the big events is the Rodeo! These young men are brave! One that I know of was only 14 years old! Cross country Aussie style irrelevant of age! They start them young with the Whip Cracking events! Another … Continue reading Action Packed Four Days in the ‘Snowy’!
Each year some of the best horsemen and women come from around the country to vie for the title “The Man from Snowy River”. This ‘Challenge’ is the showcase event of the festival. The Finalists left on the last day. Over three days, they compete with various events including the ‘Brumby Catch’ and on the last day the winner/s are named in the Rodeo Arena. #44 John … Continue reading The Man from Snowy River Winner 2016
After Tasmania, I was on a time schedule to get back to Corryong in time for ‘The Man from Snowy River Festival’. The festival and events is centred around Banjo ‘ poem ‘The Man from Snowy River’ supposedly about Jack Riley’s ride who was a local to Corryong. This is our roots, pure Australian! The festival starts with a re-enactment and narration of the poem at Towong. This is a … Continue reading “There was movement at the station……The Man from Snowy River Re-enactment!
Glenrowan, Victoria – Ned Kelly’s final capture! Ned (Edward) Kelly had a short and illustrious life. Ned was born in Victoria of Irish convicts. At the age of 11 years, he was awarded a green sash for rescuing a child from drowning in a creek – a hero. Ned was wearing his green sash under his armour when he was shot and the blood stained sash now sits … Continue reading Glenrowan, Victoria – Ned Kelly’s final capture!