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More travel for work. I'll slap the details under a cut. I've included some photos for the curious. This will be part one of three, it's getting a bit long...

Horsham

Horsham is in the Wimmera - this is the area Major Mitchell called Australia Felix - it's good grazing and cropland. It looks like this:



And this:



Horsham itself is about four hours drive from Melbourne. It's a pretty straightforward trip, along the highway out thorugh Ballarat. I did my spiel in the Grains Information Centre - it's a facility of the department of agriculture that has rooms for hire. And displays on the history of wheat!



The session went well, I got nine teachers in, and a rep from the Region.

Tomorrow I'll post about Ballarat.



Last Wednesday would have been my sister Marla's 36th birthday. She died just under eight years ago. I wonder what she'd be doing now if she was still with us.

Date: 2011-11-28 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biffah.livejournal.com
This looks like Arkansas! At least the West side of the state. Lots of agriculture and rice fields and such. I can't wait to see more.

You may have answered on FB, yet if you don't mind me asking - how did your sister pass?

Date: 2011-11-28 08:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysterysquid.livejournal.com
Thankee. Thought people might like to see some of this. :)

Leukaemia. She'd been ill for about five years, on and off.

Date: 2011-11-28 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biffah.livejournal.com
Oh wow - she was so young. I'm sorry. I bet she is the most bestest guardian angel ever. :)

Date: 2011-11-28 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadow-5tails.livejournal.com
I would love to see the wheat-breeding displays in person. They look intriguing, even if they only(!) go back a hundred years.

I'm sure this makes me a geek. But then everyone knew that, didn't they?

Date: 2011-12-02 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysterysquid.livejournal.com
It was pretty interesting actually. :P

And of course!

Date: 2011-11-30 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thecatsamuel.livejournal.com
Wow, what fantastic pictures.

I live not very far from Horsham, but it looks pretty different!

Date: 2011-12-02 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysterysquid.livejournal.com
Hee. We live in Eltham, but again, slightly different I imagine.

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