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Green Mountains / Cullenbenbong

Green Mountains / Cullenbenbong

  • Title: Green Mountains / Cullenbenbong
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  • ISBN : 9780858810082
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 324 pages


Born in 1903 to a pioneering Irish Catholic family, Bernard O Reilly spent his first twelve years in the secluded Kanimbla Valley of the Blue Mountains of New South Wales The family then moved to the wild and largely unexplored McPherson Ranges in southern Queensland Here the innate O Reilly pioneering spirit eventually succeeded in establishing a haven for guests in the Born in 1903 to a pioneering Irish Catholic family, Bernard O Reilly spent his first twelve years in the secluded Kanimbla Valley of the Blue Mountains of New South Wales The family then moved to the wild and largely unexplored McPherson Ranges in southern Queensland Here the innate O Reilly pioneering spirit eventually succeeded in establishing a haven for guests in the midst of a rainforest paradise Bernard O Reilly died in 1975.Green Mountains recreates the events surrounding Bernard O Reilly s heroic search for and discovery of the survivors of the Stinson wreck In the second part of the book, O Reilly tells of the family s move to Queensland from the Blue Mountains of New South Wales and their work in establishing the Guest House at Green Mountains.Cullenbenbong covers the childhood of Bernard O Reilly Boyhood adventures, family joys and sadnesses are all told in his own inimitable style together with mountain legends heard around the firesides of the Blue Mountains pioneer


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Green Mountains / Cullenbenbong Reviews (6)

  • This is two books in one Both biographical and writen by Bernard O Reilly.Cullenbenbong I don t really remember much of the details But Bernard talks about the early days of the family living in New South Wales around the Blue Mountain region the town, area or property was called Cullenbenbong Green [..]

  • This book means a lot to me In September 2012 my wife and I spent a few days at O Reillys Guest House and it was one of the best things we have ever done As part of our stay we attended a talk given by one of the O Reilly family which we found very interesting and we were keen to know Later in our [..]

  • This book is a wonderful retelling of pioneer life in Australia It s incredible to think that only a couple of generations ago, there were children growing up in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia for whom a city was a distant and mysterious place.In Cullenbenbong, Bernard O Reilly recount [..]

  • good book [..]

  • I really enjoyed this book I ve hiked to the Stinson wreck a number of times and so it was really interesting to hear Bernard O Reilly s account of the discovery and rescue It gives it a whole new context for me and now I m planning a trip back there I also enjoyed reading his description of life as [..]

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