Pioneering pastoralists – the Hayes family
Jimmy Hayes, born in Alice Springs in 1945, is a fourth generation Territorian. His great grandfather came to the Territory bringing the steel poles for the Overland Telegraph Line. His family remains closely tied to the land although times have changed and his family history reflects those changes – from horses to helicopters!
Mum was actually born at Oodnadatta, she was a member of the Bloomfield family and she grew up out at Loves Creek or what’s commonly referred to as Ross River these days. Dad grew up at Undoolya. He was actually born at Maryvale Station but he was only a kid when they shifted up to Undoolya. He was there all his life and that’s where we all grew up…
Jimmy recalled, as a child, going out with the Aboriginal women from the station to collect bush tucker.
|2009-01-01||Central Australian pastoral lease owned by Hayes family in 1922||-|
|2009-01-01||Jim Hayes and Richard Hayes||-|
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