1896 Rock Poem

Two Poems were carved in the rockface by a local boy D McDonald in a secluded gully. The latter of these poems, carved in 1901, was a sentimental expression of farewell to the district. The author was departing for America, where he hoped to exploit his invention of a chainless pushbike. It was the father of “Roland Nutt” one of the friends mentioned in the poem who erected the former Yatina Hotel, visible for many miles on the Orroroo–Jamestown Road (this old two storey hotel was built in the 1870’s when it was incorrectly anticipated that the Northern Railway would pass by, but proved a boon to early teamsters).

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