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Nerrigundah is usually associated with gold rushes, bushrangers and more recently farming  – not with poetry. Therefore it was extemely surprising to see a almost hidden memorial to Australia’s first ‘bush poet’ on the Eurobodalla road near Tyrone Bridge, the old wooden bridge crossing the Tuross River. The memorial was built in the bicentenary year – 1988 – to commemorate Charles Harpur, (born Jan. 23, 1813, Windsor, N.S.W., Australia—died June 10, 1868,… Read More