Before the thistly
beginnings of European settlement in Australia, this southern land was a
fanciful dream shared by geographical philosophers. What might have filled the
imagination of Captain James Cook before he planted the seeds of a new colony
on this mystery-laden continent?
A place of historical significance, but also
inspiration for artists such as Clifton Pugh, Fred Williams, John Olsen,
and Rick Amor, the 'black dam' in Barreenong Rd, Cottles Bridge has now filled my ink
pot. I visit this place regularly to find a feather lightness of being.
The black dam, Barreenong Rd. Cottles Bridge, Victoria