Canefields: Kleidon's Farm, Woongarra Irrigation Channel & Bundaberg Ring Road

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Comments (8)

Geerten on May 20, 2012

so, the road is finished... nice to see this

bdeh on May 20, 2012

Nice picture again Ian. Greetings Berend

ebi lutze on May 20, 2012

Hi Ian * green green green, they seem to have all the water in the world **L Regards Ebi

Ian Stehbens on May 25, 2012

Yes, Geerten. The road it bisects here is called Lovers Walk, but it isn't the quiet lane anymore. I guess you that when you were in Bundaberg, it was under construction.

This is a view of another piece of our family history: the 4 or 5 farms in the foreground were once the land my great grandfather's brother, Wilhelm, selected in 1873. Then it was mostly rainforest scrub. He built his home in the small yard that is now bounded by a white fence, between the local road and the patch of forest. He married the oldest daughter of his neighbour, who arrived and selected land adjacent to Wilhelm Stehbens, a year later. Perhaps Lizzie Elverr and Wilhelm Stehbens did their courting along Lovers Walk!


Ian Stehbens on May 25, 2012

The cane-fields are most attractive, all year round. Being such a level landscape and intensively cultivated, it must remind you of Netherlands, Berend, especially as there is an irrigation channel running through the landscape.

Greetings from Queensland.


Ian Stehbens on May 25, 2012

Yes, Ebi. The floods in the river at Bundaberg were major, and the rainfall has been excellent, and with high sugar prices at the present time, the region is full of confidence at the moment. They have plenty of underground water here, which has given rise to a successful sugar industry, but the irrigation projects have give added possibility to the agriculture here. Beside the dominant sugar industry there is substantial production of macadamia nuts, tomatoes, watermelons, garlic, capsicum and chillies and when sugar prices are lower, there is some increased production of peanuts.

Erwin Woenckhaus on May 25, 2012

Hi Ian. Please check your mail adress, I left a message for you. Greetings.

Ian Stehbens on May 25, 2012

Thank you Erwin. I am thrilled to receive your message. Thank you for sharing your warmth and your wonderful news. And by the way, my warmest regards to Gabriela!


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