Sunday, August 7, 2011


I love this old tale from Yarralumla. The other clippings I have collected about it are in the links...

What caught my eye in particular in this newspaper clipping was its reference to the tale of Yarralumla's Blackfellow ghost and to a hidden diamond which culminate in a tale of buried treasure. The ghost is reported to have with him a diamond, that itself has a history, concealed beneath an old deodar tree on the grounds.

The clipping also has a nice short history of Yarralumla the residence today of Australia's Governor General but once the grand Yarralumla homestead of the extensive sheep property, Yarralumla.

The West Australian - Monday 18 March 1940

National Library of Australia


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