A visit to Loxton, South Australia

River Murray at Loxton, South Australia

River Murray at Loxton, South Australia

Last week I drove to my old home town of Loxton in the Riverland district of South Australia. I grew up on a farm a few miles south east of the town and later moved into the town itself for a few years. I attended the local Loxton High School in the early 1960s. I visit the town from time to time to visit family. My parents used to live there (until they passed away) and now a brother of mine and two sisters-in-law still live there.

Australian Pelican, River Murray, Loxton

Australian Pelican, River Murray, Loxton

Last week I attended the funeral of the mother of a school friend of mine. After the funeral I visited one of my sisters-in-law for the afternoon. Before heading home I did a little birding down by the River Murray.

River Murray at Loxton, South Australia

River Murray at Loxton, South Australia

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Next time I visit I must take more photos around this beautiful river town.

 

8 Responses to “A visit to Loxton, South Australia”

  1. Mike Green says:

    Thank you for the beautiful photos. I was in Loxton in 1965, working on the fruit blocks and the fruit drying co-op. I had the most wonderful time. Friends included Dawn and Ivan Bell, Alan Todd and the Dolans. Thanks again, Mike

  2. Trevor says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Mike, and for leaving a comment.

    Sadly, I don’t often get a chance to visit my old home town Loxton much these days, despite having family still living there.

    I think I remember the Bells but not Alan Todd.

    I am curious about which Dolan family you know (or knew). At high school and later at university I was friendly with a Robyn Dolan. We would often meet for coffee and discuss poetry and great literature – ah, those were the days!

    After university I think she travelled to the USA but we lost contact after that. I often wondered what happened to her. Did you know her?

    I’m 62 next week and she was about a year younger than me. I still have several books she gave me at the time.

  3. Mike Green says:

    Dear Trevor,

  4. Mike Green says:

    Dear Trevor,
    Once again some wonderful photos. I certainly remember the river and Loxton very well. Robyn Dolan is a very special person to me and any information you could send me about her would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,
    Mike

  5. Trevor says:

    Hi there Mike,

    Sorry – as I wrote in an earlier comment, I completely lost contact with Robyn when she finished university. The last I knew of her was that she travelled to the USA. That was 40 years ago!

  6. Mike Green says:

    Trevor,
    Thank you so much for your quick reply. It is now 45 years, or so, 1964, since I lived, worked, and fell in love in Loxton. I too write and have been, modestly, published. If you would like to correspond about wrting, Loxton, the past, I would delighted.
    Mike email: theconsul7@aol.com

  7. hey i live in loxton and it is such a great place i just love it so much, all the people there are just so friendly and amazing i just absolutely love it there’s no where better to go thankyou hope to catch up to you later bye.

  8. Mike Green says:

    Hello Sophie,
    I could not agree with you more. All the people I met were absolutely wonderful. When I was there, a young teen-age Yank treveling and working, I wouldn’t have made it without the generosity of so many.
    Mike

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