Beyond the Furthest Fences

Beyond the Furthest Fences The story of the Chalmers and Kerr families who settled an uninhabited area of Central Australia some kilometres east of Alice Springs in the mid s and attempted to run sheep rather than th

  • Title: Beyond the Furthest Fences
  • Author: MargaretFord
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The story of the Chalmers and Kerr families, who settled an uninhabited area of Central Australia, some 160 kilometres east of Alice Springs, in the mid 1920s and attempted to run sheep rather than the usual cattle.

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    1 thought on “Beyond the Furthest Fences”

    1. I'm biased. Alex Kerr was my great grandmothers brother. So, to read so much of his story and that of his wife Lottie was wonderful. I went to Delny in 1997 - it was a wonderful experience to have travelled all the way from the Highlands of Scotland and to sit there, with the sense of him around meSome parts of this book are a bit long winded but I didn't mind

    2. This is a story that we should be glad was recorded, no doubt, even though it has been somewhat amateurishly patched together from a variety of sources. It is a fairly straightforward account, which tends to be long-winded at times. Nevertheless, it does concern an area of Australia, with its attendant Australian history, about which not a great deal has been written. It may seem odd to us, living only a bare 90 years after these events, that there were such extraordinarily primitive conditions [...]

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