Sunday, 11 November 2001 - From Sydney International, Alfred and Bill changed to a Sydney Domestic flight to Wagga Wagga (pronounced wah-gah wah-gah - meaning "a place of many black birds" in the native language).




In the early afternoon local time, we were met in the Wagga Wagga Airport by cousin Alan Stileman and were taken to his ranch - Gininderra (translation - "sparkling waters") - 4100 acres (1600 hectares) of beautiful rolling hills and surrounding flatlands with numerous springs feeding paddocks - most of which support several hundred head of beef cattle and a couple hundred sheep. The ranch is totally operated by Alan through a combination of dedicated hard-work and 2001 computerization where each and every animal is uniquely listed by bar-coding and it's history updated continuously from birth through market sale. This operation is fully certified around the world





Cousins Alfred and Allen in Wagga Wagga airport





Cousins Bill and Allen





In Gininderra, the lovely Susan has prepared a snack of delicious breads with coffee to refresh ourselves





Alfred tells one of his many stories - "all true" - of our adventures and others





Bill with his cousins





Conversation moves to the outside patio where the air is fresh and day is lovely





Gininderra - such a beautiful place





A bright beautiful day in Gininderra - a high-elevation cellular phone relay station is in the background





A breath-taking view - Ginninderra and southeast Australia





Gininderra - soooooo beautiful





Gorgeous Gininderra view





The rocks of Gininderra contain some interesting deposits - is it gold ???





A swarm of bees on Gininderra





Lovely Gininderra





A grand view from Gininderra





Lush green Gininderra hills





Some of the 800+ varieties of Eucalyptus trees





Gininderra cattle





Gininderra machinery





Gininderra garages





Garden surrounding the pool





Cousin Allen's computer network





Monday, 12 November 2001 - Tour Sturt College Winery grape arbors - near Wagga Wagga





Sturt Wine is delicious





A very tasty lunch has been set out by lovely Susan





Alfred has his camera ready





Alfred shows off his new Wagga Wagga cap





In the evening in Holbrook, NSW - A gathering of gentlemen
Alan Stileman...Stanley Stevens...Henry ...Alfred Stillman...Bill Stillman





Elna ...Alfred Stillman





Allen Stileman...Henry





Elna ...Alan Stileman...Pauline ...Henry ...Susan Stevens Stileman





Henry ...Susan Stevens Stileman...Pauline ...Alfred Stillman...Stanley Stevens...Elna ...Alan Stileman





Tuesday, 13 November 2001 - Touring the Australian Mountains - one of the system of Australian Mountain Dams





Alan and Alfred discuss important topics





The dry-side of the dam wall - looking up





The top of the dam wall - looking down into the dry-side





Alfred and Susie enjoy a digital-camera moment





The beautiful lake behind the dam





Our next stop - the Snowy Mountians





The Emu - the Australian Native Bird





A flock of Emu





The Kangaroo - the Australian Native Animal





High up in the Australian Mountains - Alfred and Allen address important topics





Entrance to Cabramurra - the highest point in Australia - 1488 metres





Up-close and personal with the highest point in Australia





View from the highest point in Australia





In late Summer, some dams dry up





Three Cousins





Susie, Allan and Alfred





These falls are very scenic





Very beautiful bottom of the falls





The stream continues into the mountains





On the way back to Gininderra, a spiny anteater raced across in front of our vehicle





Wednesday, 14 November 2001 - we tour the other half of Gininderra





Some of the "flat" acreage of Gininderra - so lovely





A kangaroo is very low in the grass in the center of this picture





Beautiful Gininderra





Our cousin - "Sir" Alan Stileman, "Lord of Gininderra"