Saturday, July 28, 2012

Great, grey plain?

The straight road continues.

Henry Lawson in 1892 described this area as the "great, grey plain" and wrote "The country looks just as bad for a hundred miles round Hungerford, and beyond that it gets worse: a blasted, barren wilderness that doesn't even howl. If it howled it would be a relief. I believe that Bourke and Wills found Hungerford, and it's a pity they did."

That was during drought.  It doesn't look like that at the moment.  The land is lush with grass, looking little different from the lands less remote.  A bit of a disappointment really.

Lawson also wrote "If you know Bourke you know Australia." Let's go find out if it's true.

1 comment:

  1. A very Oz image though of the long straight road. Nice capture.