Stories and photos of my Life in the South West



Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


Reply Dave Sloan
7:56 PM on February 24, 2019 
Hi Jim,
Just a quick message to say that I'm really enjoying reading your stories. It brings back fond memories of my childhood growing up at Muja and my days fishing and marroning at the river at Bucks. Have they ever been published in a book, That would be great as I would defiantly like a copy.

Reply Len Smith
2:44 AM on February 2, 2019 
Very nice work
Reply Jackie Chivers
2:10 AM on December 9, 2018 
Love it. More people should do this.
Reply yvonne hammond
9:14 AM on November 5, 2018 
what an interesting account. really enjoined reading it
Reply Lyndon Le Chat
10:20 PM on October 18, 2018 
We met Brett on the Busselton jetty while scuba diving. He was catching squid and was more than happy to share some of his stories. It?s was so good to hear and he was very friendly. A huge congrats to Brett and his family on the new arrival.
Reply Nicole Elliott
9:51 AM on September 19, 2018 
Reading your story was great.
It made me smile, laugh and even a little sad.
I love hearing people's recounts of times passed and how things were in the younger years of the south west.
Thanks for sharing. :)
Reply Celia
1:58 AM on August 4, 2018 
What a lovely collection of old photographs and all beautifully explained stories and information. Wonderful - I'll visit again. Thank you!
Reply Alex
6:42 AM on July 1, 2018 
thankyou for writing this Jim
Reply Brendan McDiarmid
12:30 PM on March 8, 2017 
Hi, thanks so much for your wonderful stories of fishing over the years around Augusta. I am keen to know, back in the late 80s and early 90s, I used to fish an area called the Deadwater near the mouth of the river, which was accessible via a small channel that opened up into a lake (this was in front of the larger Swan Lake which is still there). It seems that at some stage, this all got washed away in a flood or storm and became part of the main inlet as the mouth moved its way further East. Do you remember this area and did you fish it much over the years? It had so many different species of fish in it. Yellowfin and KG Whiting, Silver and Black Bream, Herring, small Salmon, Skippy, Flathead, Flounder, Leatherjacket and crabs are the ones that I can remember!
I have many great memories of days spent in my little dinghy in there.

Brendan McDiarmid
Reply glenys
8:37 AM on January 24, 2017 
Glenys says...
Very interesting photos! I am especially interested in the Polly traction engine before she was converted to a steam engine for use at Buckingham Mill. Do you know where this photo was taken? It could have been in Kelmscott area, Buck's Mill, or even Sawyer's Valley. I am researching family history at the moment.
Many thanks.