Great Northern Hwy

Road repair Great Northern Hwy

Finally finished out at Muchea and now out at Chittering.


 

Blue skies and sheep, living the dream. Kiwi culture rubbing off on me 🙂

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I have just spent the last few hours finding out the history of Chittering,

At best if you google it you will find a Wikipedia entry stating that:

“The area was first explored by George Fletcher Moore in 1836 and has been known by that name since Moore recorded it on his maps. The name is Aboriginal in origin and is thought to mean place of the willie wagtails.”

When reserching George Fletcher Moore it turns out that he kept a journal which was published in the West Australian newspaper in serial during 1881 and 1882, then later turned into a book “Diary of Ten Years Eventful Life of an Early Settler in Western Australia and also A Descriptive Vocabulary of the Language of the Aborigines” in 1884.

If you are at all interested in the history of Western Australia I would suggest that you read his book. You can view it online here .

If you have an original 1884 copy of this book it’s worth around  AUD $3,850.00

 


 

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