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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Casterton

The hills surrounding Casterton are looking rather brown
And not much in the line of commerce in the old colonial Town,
The Glenelg river is not flowing for the weather's been too dry
For months on end day after day the sun's blazed in the sky.

The birthplace of the Kelpie breed dogs bred for herding sheep
In Casterton in Victoria house prices seem so cheap
For forty thousand dollars there one can buy a house as good as new
But that's to be expected where jobs are only few.

In the shires of Glenelg and Southern Grampians the paddocks brown and dry
And in a land where trees are rare few green spots meet the eye,
In Casterton and Sandford, Merino and Coleraine
In Summer the flowering gums bloom fair but the land is parched for rain.

In the few times I've been in Casteron few changes I have seen
The hills were looking dry and brown and hardly any green
And forty thousand dollars would buy a house as good as new
In a place of little commerce where jobs are only few.
Francis Duggan
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