The Geebung Polo Club

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Ralph
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The Geebung Polo Club

Post by Ralph » Sep 1st, '11, 17:46

A. B. Patterson wrote: THE GEEBUNG POLO CLUB

It was somewhere up the country in a land of rock and scrub,
That they formed an institution called the Geebung Polo Club.

etc etc etc......

By the old Campaspe River, where the breezes shake the grass,
There's a row of little gravestones that the stockmen never pass,
For they bear a crude inscription saying, "Stranger, drop a tear,
For the Cuff and Collar players and the Geebung boys lie here."

etc etc etc......

The Antipodean, 1893
http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/p ... ebung.html
http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/p ... ungpc.html

And so, four boats with intrepid crew set forth to find
that fabled row of gravestones......
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With Splash bringing up the rear.....
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Eventually the Campaspe got too wooded and too narrow and too windless for sailing.
We stopped for afternoonm tea and set up for outboard cruising for the push up the river.
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Deep in the night, the only ghosts we found were these....
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Gets cool on the Campaspe overnight and takes some time for the morning's sun
to deal with the issue.
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A simple two day trip.
But sometimes you just have to put the boat in the water.

Ralph

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