The Promised Land
“I once lived in a house designed by the great architect Richard Leplastrier. It was small, modern, vernacular and far cheaper than I would admit. It perched on its long tree trunk legs on the banks of the flood-prone Never Never river. To inhabit the house was to live connected to this lovely gin-clear stream at the back, and the towering walls of the Dorrigo escarpment at the front.” Peter Carey. He lived there with my friend the painter Margot Hutcheson.
A White-bellied Sea Eagle wheeled overhead, we passed one car on the loop track and plenty of robins.
This river is one of four tributaries of the Bellinger that reaches the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean, at Urunga.