Met this bloke in the front bat of the Prairie Hotel.
Interesting fella….a muso from Bathurst in New South Wales who plays everything from a guitar to a mandolin or a banjo, as well a a string of others in between.
He’d hooked up with a couple of Irish folk musicians and had been recording some work in the old schoolhouse in Parachilna.
The Ringer from “the Peake”.
Aaron’s a boy from Sydney who’s finding working on a Kidman outstation on the Ooodnadatta Track a lot more interesting than city life.
Faces of the Outback…blokes from stations around William Creek and the Oodnadatta Track……doing what people do everywhere….having a bit of chin wag.
With big distances between isolated stations, an event like the local gymkhana brings people together for some horse events and a beer or two.
This picture needs little explanation.
It was taken at the William Creek gymkhana, a gather of families from cattle stations along the Oodnadatta Track.
The boys certainly were not out of place in their outfits. Chips off the old block as the saying goes.
Not quite as tall as a truck tyre…..yet there’s some serious wheeling and dealing going on.
Little big men, even dressed for the part.
One of many Outback characters at the Maree races and bronco branding.
Meet Max…. hard at work. Not your average station working dog.
“I had a rough night, last night and I am not in the mood for this!”
There’s a new segment that’s been added the the Sentimental Bloke website.
Its called ‘The Overflow” and it can be accessed on the heading line above.
‘I’ll be posting photographs in the “The Overflow” on all sorts of subjects that might not make it to the home page.
That might might be faces of people in the Flinders Ranges or Outback, whether they be locals’s or visitors, or the pictures could be about anything that comes along.
To start the ball rolling there’s about 40 photographs in “The Overflow” taken at the Marree bronco branding championships a couple of weeks ago.
Cattleman. Ian Litchfield, Mundowdna Station near Marree, northern South Australia.
Anyone who has passed through Parachilna , that tiny town on the western outskirts of the Flinders Ranges, will probably have enjoyed the hospitality of Grant Rasheed at the Prairie Hotel over the last five years.
Grant is off on a new adventure but couldn’t resist stepping back behind the bar on a recent visit.
Grant has been organising and will hold his first exhibition of aboriginal art work in Italy in a few weeks time.