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The Gates

Monday, 26 March 2012 by

Some of you will have your copy of The Road Home and you would have seen the Erindale gates on the inside.  I wanted to tell you about them as I took that photo. The gates were made by my grandad Colin Stone, long before I was born. He was from Kulin and brought land in Pingaring and married etc. He had a son and three daughters, my mum being the oldest. At some stage he brought more land, which he named Erindale after my Aunty Erin, who is the youngest. And so he made up these gates.  Later in life they sold the Erindale block so they could retire to Albany and the main farm, Gumlea, my Uncle continued to run. Even though another famer owns the land now, its still nice to drive past and see the history still standing there. It was the reason why the farm in the book is called Erindale. My

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