Palm fronds and curtain rods
47 x 24 x 18 cm
Please note that prices are subject to change at the discretion of the gallery.
Richard Farmer (Oldie) my grandfather worked for the Western Australian Government Railways (W.A.G.R.) down south in Katanning, after he returned from the 2nd World War. He was a boss ganger, his son Dick, was a fireman and son Don Farmer was the first Indigenous Station Master. Both grandfather and Uncle Dick stayed till they were retired, Uncle Don went on to Indigenous affairs until his death in the early nineties, Uncle Dick following a day later. TRACKS TO NOONGAR COUNTRY THE TRAIN HAS LONG SINCE STOPPED GOING TO KATANNING SLEEPING IN BED AT GRANDFATHERS YOU COULD HEAR THE TRAIN WHISTLES THE STEAM BELCHING FROM THE ENGINES AS THEY SHUNTED BACK AND FORTH THE CLICKITY CLACK AS THEY MOVED ALONG THE LINE ALL THESE SOUNDS FILLED THE NIGHT BRINGING COUNTRY PEOPLE A SAFE SECURE FEELING OF THE TOWN GROWING AND PROSPERING THEN THE TRAIN STOPPED THE CLICKITY CLACK BECAME SILENCE THE TOWNS LOST THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE TRAIN CLICKITY CLACK