the Avoca River and Greenhill Creek flowing through the
area, the country is quite harsh, often dry, full of old gold diggings,
tailings and quartzite rock.
Elsie and Bert Poole worked very hard with their sheep, and they were
known to sleep overnight in the hay after hours of stooking the hay.
After Bert died in 1967, she continued to run the farm virtually single
handedly until she died in 1979.
One of her great-nephews, Tom Wakefield, took over the property and
is still there with his wife Barbara and their children. The history
of the property itself is still being researched.
Sources: Mary Dridan, Amphitheatre resident
Avoca & District Historical Society