Hamish remembered his conversation with his good friend Harry McClavis who mentioned exotic and far flung lands across the oceans with elaborate stories about abundant harvests and lands of enormous opportunity. This was something young Hamish was going to look into.
Upon arrival in town Hamish stopped into the immigration office and enquired about making journey across the wild oceans to these wonderful lands of great bounty, upon this young Hamish was told of a unusual land called Australia. A ticket was purchased and the McDonalds were off to Australia.......
Eight torturous months of raging seas, poor winds and sea sickness consumed Hamish and his beloved family found them finally landing on Sydney Cove in very poor health. Many months passed before the McDonalds were able to prepare for the arduous journey to the great promised land which lay south. Battling bush fires and raging rivers the McDonalds fought their way to the Great Murray river system and made camp in a area which showed great promise which looked perfect for growing crops. this area is of great importance and will be home to many great achievements in the next 200 years. yarrawonga is the aboriginal name for "man standing on wrong side" :-)
Edited by Codboy, 13 May 2014 - 05:50 AM.