Friday, January 15, 2016

Torryburn people remember words of former resident and renowned poet Dorothea Mackellar

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Dorothea Mackellar’s love of a sunburnt country – with its droughts and flooding rains – is alive in the people of Torryburn as they strive to recover from another flood just eight months after the devastating April super storm.
When Dorothea Mackellar set foot in Torryburn as a ­teenager the area was in the midst of one of the worst droughts in living memory.
Her father, Sir Charles Mackellar, had bought a homestead and property there as a country retreat in 1898, and during one of her visits she watched the drought break and the parched ­paddocks transform into a field of green.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Jan. 7, 2016.