Greetings. Sometime ago a subscriber asked list members whether there are any stock routes in Canberra. The answer was no.
I've recently become aware of a 1940 journal article that includes a sketch map of places to go horse riding, using Duntroon as the base. The article mentions, and the sketch map shows, a number of stock routes in the area stretching from
Gungahlin in the north to Cotter Road in the south: C. E. McK 1940, 'Where shall we ride near Canberra?',
Journal of the Royal Military College of Australia, vol. 27, no. 34, pp. 20-2,
And isn’t it a shame that ‘shall’ is disappearing from the English language? Google’s ngram viewer shows that its use has fallen 74% between when I was born and 2019. Sigh!
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