Eaton Family's Aussie Adventure
We found a brochure for a station stay and decided to call them - what a great decision that was - we had the best time. Rosegreen is north of Cloncurry and the family have two girls aged 7 and 9 and all the kids got on famously. The girls, Whitney and Maddison showed our kids around and they had a ball. We were treated to some real country hospitality and had a window into their lives. The homestead was built in the 1930s and has almost no glass - all the windows are flyscreened as it gets very hot in summer - indeed the hottest recorded temp in Cloncurry was 53.5 in 1890 - wow!! The nights were cool - about 11 and the days about 24, so very pleasant at this time of year. We were fortunate enough to sit in on the girls school of the air lessons. Each has a class of 8 and has 30 minutes with the teacher on the radio/phone each day and then the rest of the work is supervised by Judith, their mother. Judith has a very busy job trying to run the station as her husband has a job in the mines to keep the whole thing going. We were priveleged to stop there and spend 2 days.