In 1958 when I was about 7 or 8 years old my father, my older brother and I went to Burracoppin to buy some stores for the farm which was situated at Booraan approximately 14 miles distance. Somehow (as was my dad’s want) we ended up “having a drink” with a couple of old timers who lived at Burra. I clearly remember my Dad asking one old bloke if he had known any of our ancestors from Mangowine back in the early 1900s. The answer was “Bloody ‘orse thieves, the lot of em!!!”. Read more ›