28 Sept 2014
42 days until I get to open my own mail.
Today we are on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River at a tiny village called Oura, about 18 kms east of Wagga Wagga. We left Cowra Showgrounds this morning still heading southwards.
We drove through Young, a town originally called Lambing Flats but after riots against the Chinese on the goldfields in 1861, the town was renamed Young.
A decision was made to go to Wagga Wagga via Gundagai so we could see the famous Dog On A Tucker Box 5 miles (8kms) from Gundagai. The dog statue we saw was unveiled in 1932 as a tribute to pioneers. the statue was inspired by a bullock driver’s poem, Bullocky Bill, which celebrates the life of an bullock driver’s dog that loyally guarded the man’s tuckerbox .
Oura is a tiny village in the central east part of the Riverina with a population of about 320.