Durham Downs


At 21 years of age, Edith Weidenhofer left Adelaide in November of 1925 to travel by train and truck to Durham Downs – a distance of about 1200km - to take up a position as governess, looking after my father and his two siblings. After several days travel she arrived in Tibooburra where she was met by Doug McFarlane who was to accompany her for the balance of her journey, not only to Durham Downs, but also through an amazing life they were to spend together.

Clover on the Cooper

As I indicated in my first story, my grandparents and my father both worked for Sir Sidney Kidman. My father, Richard, was born in Birdsville in 1917, the second of three children to Henry Stevenson McCullagh and Emilie Morton, who were working for Kidman on Annandale Station.