As we passed through New South Wales to the border with Queensland, we stopped off at Tenterfield, known as the ‘birthplace of Australian Democracy’. Sir Henry Parkes signed the all-important document, and is commemorated in the museum named after him here in this town.
I love the area of the New England Highway which becomes the Cunningham Highway, as we drive through the plain heading for the mountain range ahead: the Great Dividing Range. As we drive up through Cunningham’s Gap we glimpse a glorious panorama: and at one point we begin to hear the exquisite sound of the bellbirds.
It’s curious how there are certain places on this earth we can associate with distinct feelings: and the vision of driving through a great plain towards the mountains, always stays with me.