Walking the Land

Tribes of aborigines roamed the land

Large gum trees and bushes were their shelter

Kangaroos, emus, and wild life were plentiful

A canoe carved from a gum tree used for fishing

Water being abundant, their life a peaceful existence

Large tracts of land were divided up and settled

Driving the aborigines into extinction

Scottish families arrived after long voyages

Walking overland to a new life, easily settling into farming

In Scotland they had been paupers and shepherds

A couple became pioneer settlers

Starting the long history of Mc Donald farmers

Lasting over four generations

The land was cleared becoming very productive

Producing good quality wool and cattle for market

Men served in the World Wars serving their country

Fortunately retuning home

I married into the McDonald clan

We had two girls who roamed and played loving farm life

Leaving “Locksley” we retired to Adelaide

Never losing the great affinity for the land

We spread Laurie’s ashes beneath a gum tree

Returning him to the land he loved.

Easter 07 056

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