Incidentally, I grew up on a sugar cane farm in the Pioneer Valley, only a few kilometres away from the small town of Finch Hatton, and went to high school at Mirani, not far from the location of the Rawson property Sleepy Hollow. I had never heard of the book Advance Australia! while growing up. I found out about it by chance in the mid-1990s, eventually got hold of a copy, and liked it so much that I thought it deserved to be better known. So, I decided to put some of it on the web. I hope you enjoyed it!
Jim Foley, January 2004
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