WOLGINE ‘THE BANISHED ONE’, DESTROYER OF TRIBES.

Something a little different to the norm for a change.   In the time of dreaming, Ngilgi, a good spirit, chased Wolgine, an evil spirit, into a cave. The pair fought, and as it happened, Ngilgi defeated Wolgine. After their battle, Ngilgi banished Wolgine, who burst out of the cave he had hidden in, and…

HEINOUS BLOODY MURDER

This has been a particularly difficult story to put on paper. The incident happened in one of the Shires I am focussing my energies on; what has proved this to be such a delicately handled yarn is the nature of the crime, the specific and well-known locality it occurred at, and lastly, there are descendents,…

The Devil Wears A Utility Kilt

Share this post! Unbelievable! Fifty one blog posts since the inaugural on the 4th of November, 2015! Amazing! Thank you so much everyone for your awesome stories etc. Without you none of this would have happened.   Now, down to the nitty gritty somewhat. It is a bit long winded, so, please, do take the…

The Big Cats Of Badgingarra

    A few months ago I received a PM via Facebook, the content, whilst fairly scant in detail, related to a big cat sporadically seen roaming around Badgingarra. ‘Intriguing’ thought I. When pressing my source for further detail, he all but up and vanished. So, curiosity piqued, I went in search of further information, and as…

The Road to Hell and New Norcia, just past Longview – Part 3 of 3.

    Avast! Avast m’hearties! Below is the final curious instalment of this most peculiar yarn. Hence, avast further reading! Unless you have read the previous two instalments, stop where you are and read these first -> Part 1 of 3 Part 2 of 3 Now you have, read on ye salty beasties!   Yarr!   N….

Ginger’s Roadhouse

  Scary on a much different level to my normal post. I originally published this in 2013, where I don’t know, but that was the file I found it in, and the incident had me in stitches at the time. Yes, I know it is rude to laugh at people, sometimes, well, sometimes we just…

Jellybean Jam

Our hopes and prayers are with everyone effected by the horrific fire’s wiping out south west Western Australia. You are not forgotten. A million miles behind that in importance, I am still piecing together the most wonderful tale I was told recently, the big cat’s of Badgingarra incidentally, it is with a heavy heart that…

The Old Man Of Yerecoin

As with all the stories, tales, and yarns I am told, I retell the same as told to me. I maintain that each tale be taken on face value, with the story teller be taken at their word. This tale is slightly longer winded than usual; I just want to get it ‘right’.   The…

Victoria Plains; elderly wife, now elderly widow.

    A short one for a change. In an ordinary house, on an ordinary farm, near a tiny country town, in the Shire of Victoria Plains, in Western Australia, an elderly wife became an elderly widow. Whilst she, the wife now widow, was pleased his suffering had ended, she spent her evenings inside her…

The Moora Herald – March 12 1930

  A slightly different approach to todays blog, with a revisit to the local news of the day almost 86 years ago. The scariest part is the reality of the time. Click the link below.   file:///home/chronos/u-dbd1c14a05925cd5a1d46abf6b5c60ebc0b72c4f/Downloads/The_Moora_Herald_and_Midland_Districts_Advocate_(WA_-1914-_1930)_Wednesday_12_March_1930.pdf   Happy Monday! Click the picture above, a song ‘most people I know ‘relate me to.   N….

NEW NORCIA: Terror gave my boots wings.

  It has been some years since I worked there, in New Norcia. Father Abbot Placid Spearitt was at the helm, a chap named Rick Ryan ran the pub, a character by the name of Terry Nuske (huzzah!) served as the head and master baker, a splendid lass by the name of Bernie Taylor ran…

Bollocks!

  Hey hey World!   Well, ’tis the last post from this wee black duck for 2015. Thank you everybody for all of your contributions, support, and excuses to drink cider. Speaking of cider, as I may, or may not, pffffffftttttt……….yeah right, consume one ar 300 delectable cidery delights this evening, there is a fair…

MOORA CARNAGE

  Early April 1978.   The sheet of tin flapping on the shearing shed roof, finally tore loose, tumbling into the air, landing in the old cattle yards a hundred odd paces away. Within minutes, the rest of the roof had followed suit, taking flight into the black sky, riding on the wings of ‘Cyclone…

Cervantes to Jurien Bay- She & The Sea – A tale of loss.

  This is my retelling of the incident we all know of, yet, rarely do we speak about. That horrid day when the sea transformed itself from a thing of splendor and beauty, metamophosizing into a raging storm ravaged horror, thrashing all within its path.   Read on.   Wine; oysters; your love. Her. Sunlight. A…

THE UNFORTUNATE WOMANS THROAT CUT WITH A RAZOR

  A wee bit of Victoria Plains history.   Our Victoria Plains correspondent, writing on the 27th inst. says : ” A murder was committed last Sunday night, in the bush, a short distance from Brown’s hotel. The victim was a woman known as Christina Birkenshaw, the wife of a hawker, but who has been cohabiting with the man charged…

GORED AND LEFT FOR DEAD

  For a change, I am putting up one of my own experiences. Below is a testament to this physical toughness of those in the generations before us.   Read on.   Two working dogs loped along beside the seventeen and a half hand brown gelding Freddy Chapman was currently astride. Wire strainers, pliers, hammer…

BURNT BODY FOUND At Miling Hotel

  As I am now working out of the Miling Hotel, I thought it about time I ran an article on some of the pubs history. Read on.   BURNT BODY FOUND Man’s Death At Miling Hotel MILING, April 18: Smoke coming from a room attached to garages at the rear of the Miling Hotel led to the discovery today of…

NEW NORCIA – Murderer, hanged by neck until dead.

  Sitting, watching flies faint in the heat, I stared from the first floor veranda of the Miling Hotel; this office, my office. Being one of diminished cognitive ability, a lack of chlorine within the gene pool the apparent reason, although, I personally believe it is because Maw and Paw are related. I deduced that…