Tuesday, January 29, 2008


The William Ricketts Sanctuary is in the Dandenong mountain range, on the outskirts of Melbourne.

If anyone has seen the Billy Connolly tour of Australia they will already be familiar with it. Each of the aborigne faces is different and said to represent someone he knew. William moved here with his mother in the early 1930's, leaving behind an abusive father. He is buried here under the Tree of Life. It's an incredible place to visit.

I took my parents there when they visited Melbourne 15 years ago, and my father still talks about it today. This is for you Dad.

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