Uriarra Loop Walk

Having enjoyed a bird’s eye view of the Murrumbidgee River and the surrounding hills and countryside from Shepherd’s Lookout and the Molonglo River Track as I made my way down from the Lookout to the Molonglo River it was time for a gentler, though in part undulating, walk at river level. Continue reading “Uriarra Loop Walk”

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Molonglo River Track (Crossing) – By Way of Shepherd’s Lookout

Notwithstanding the title of this review a primary focus of this walk is the Murrumbidgee River, just before it leaves the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on its long path to Balranald where it joins with the Murray River.  This in turn takes its waters to the Indian Ocean, south of Adelaide, in South Australia. Continue reading “Molonglo River Track (Crossing) – By Way of Shepherd’s Lookout”

The De Salis Cemetery – Fit for a Count

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The De Salis Cemetery

The De Salis (or Cuppacumbalong) Cemetery is one of a small number of late 19th century private or family cemeteries in the Canberra region. By the end of the century private cemeteries were becoming something of a dying (pardon the pun) breed, originally having been necessary due to the lack of public cemeteries, in particular for pastoral families and their workers on stations in Australia’s interior. Continue reading “The De Salis Cemetery – Fit for a Count”