‘We could be about to see what happens to a town when it loses its identity. Shepparton is SPC Ardmona’ – Warwick Long, ABC Rural journalist, 30 January 2014 via Twitter. I am a graduate of Dookie Primary School No. 1527, where there was a grand total of five students in my grade. All up,Continue reading “SPC Ardmona isn’t just a factory”
Part of the trend to rejuvenate disused railway lines and making them into cycling tracks, the Dookie Rail Trail is short* but sweet. It is 4.8km long, but as a casual round trip, it is a nice couple of hours of cycling (or a bit longer if you prefer to walk) through paddocks in thisContinue reading “Pedalling the paddocks: Dookie Rail Trail”
The Dookie Memorial Hall has been around since 1897 and the site for many an old-projector-style cinema night, 21st birthday party, old time dance, and badminton practice. Not to mention the many stars that have been born at the Dookie Primary School Christmas concert. Today, the Hall ‘re-launched’ with more of an arts bent —Continue reading “New look for an old hall”
Rosie and Ronnie Harker live on the outskirts of Dookie, in Victoria, and have one of the most impressive gardens you will ever see. This weekend just gone, they had an ‘open garden’ and here is a snippet of just the roses; with a vintage touch.
Having returned from New York last week, I’m having a few days in Dookie, in country Victoria, where I grew up. It is quiet, and with the wheat crops yet to turn golden just yet, it is very green and pretty. My jetlag also means that I am waking full of energy before 6am (whichContinue reading “Dookie waking”