Bushrangers, horse duffers and heroines to love.

We’ve been on the road again, partly to visit friends, partly to research.


The rubbish bins holders at Winton are in the shape of dinosaur feet. 🙂

We called in at Augathella, and again at Mitchell, Qld and checked out the information centre there. Found out some fascinating history. One thing that caught my attention was the story of a horse duffer family. *a duffer, of course, is a thief. An old photo listed two brothers and a father as well as “the sister”. Ooh, I thought. What if….


The two brothers.

What if my heroine was the daughter of a horse duffer family. What if she stole as well. What if her worth is in belongings, possessions, and not in how God sees her. What if, what if….

And I was off and racing with ideas. 🙂


Me in the bush at Winton, taking photos for location research.

45c/113F temps outside. Stinking hot! Can’t imagine walking for miles in that sort of heat to get from shearing shed to shearing shed like swaggies used to do. (click on the word ‘swaggies’ for a link to explain what one is…).

How hard would it be to love someone who had a light fingered approach to life? What would that relationship look like? What lessons would have to be learnt/obstacles overcome to have a Happy Ever After?

What about you? Have you ever lived, or loved someone who treated your stuff, or your heart with carelessness? Do you have any tips or advice for dealing with that? I’d love to hear from you. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Bushrangers, horse duffers and heroines to love.

  1. rpatchen

    Oh, yes, I was very involved with someone who treated me and all my things not just with carelessness, but, in retrospect I think, with contempt. I often wonder how my self-worth dropped so low that I put up with it. And how did I get from being that pathetic girl, wallowing in the mud, to here? Only God can do that.


    1. dingo4mum

      Amen! Only God can do that. One of my favourite things about God is that he never wastes anything that we go through. 🙂 I’m sorry to hear what you went through, but am glad that you are on the uphill side now. All the best, Lucy


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