Fairbridge House dining room on the Saturday night - just look at the flowers, napkins and wine glasses - a table (thanks to the fabulous ladies) fit for royalty! July 2009. Ref: PR200916. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Fairbridge House Dining Room

Fairbridge House dining room on the Saturday night - just look at the flowers, napkins and wine glasses - a table (thanks to the fabulous ladies) fit for royalty! July 2009. Ref: PR200916. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Above table populated with hungry and thirsty Basin Pool travellers along with home support crew. Around the table from left: Stuart Law, Gladys Mares, John Ellison then his wife, Maxine Ellison, Pat then Norm Henshall, Doug Alfonso then wife Lynne, Marlene then George Braithwaite, and last Gordon Stuart. Wonderful Saturday and Saturday night spent by all in Fairbridge House. July 2009. Ref: PR200917. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Fairbridge House Dining Room

Above table populated with hungry and thirsty Basin Pool travellers along with home support crew. Around the table from left: Stuart Law, Gladys Mares, John Ellison then his wife, Maxine Ellison, Pat then Norm Henshall, Doug Alfonso then wife Lynne, Marlene then George Braithwaite, and last Gordon Stuart. Wonderful Saturday and Saturday night spent by all in Fairbridge House. July 2009. Ref: PR200917. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Here's the mettlesome group near Basin Pool. You can glimpse the pipeline off to the left. Speaking of left, Left to right is: Norm Henshall, Pat Henshall, Doug Hambour, Lynne Rainey, Maxine Ellison and Mike Barnett. July 2009. Ref: PR200910. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Intrepid Hill Climbers

Here's the mettlesome group near Basin Pool. You can glimpse the pipeline off to the left. Speaking of left, Left to right is: Norm Henshall, Pat Henshall, Doug Hambour, Lynne Rainey, Maxine Ellison and Mike Barnett. July 2009. Ref: PR200910. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Brother and sister John and Maxine Ellison enjoying a bit of TV and soaking up the warmth from the log fire in Fairbridge House. July 2009. Ref: PR200914. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

John and Maxine Ellison

Brother and sister John and Maxine Ellison enjoying a bit of TV and soaking up the warmth from the log fire in Fairbridge House. July 2009. Ref: PR200914. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Great photo of old pals John Ellison and George Braithwaite. Back verandah, Fairbridge House. July 2009. Ref: PR200913. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

John Ellison with George Braithwaite

Great photo of old pals John Ellison and George Braithwaite. Back verandah, Fairbridge House. July 2009. Ref: PR200913. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

John Ellison is giving George Braithwaite a few tips but I don't think George believes him. Stuart Law seems to be in on the act! Back verandah, Fairbridge House. July 2009. Ref: PR200912. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

John, George and Stuart

John Ellison is giving George Braithwaite a few tips but I don't think George believes him. Stuart Law seems to be in on the act! Back verandah, Fairbridge House. July 2009. Ref: PR200912. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Here's Maxine Ellison and Lynne Rainey up in the hills near the pipeline. The hills look wonderful in the background. July 2009. Ref: PR200908. Photo copyright © Norm Henshall

Maxine Ellison and Lynne Rainey

Here's Maxine Ellison and Lynne Rainey up in the hills near the pipeline. The hills look wonderful in the background. July 2009. Ref: PR200908. Photo copyright © Norm Henshall

Norm Henshall practices looking over the pipeline in the hills. Or practicing drums? July 2009. Ref: PR200909. Photo copyright © Norm Henshall

Norm Henshall at the Pipeline

Norm Henshall practices looking over the pipeline in the hills. Or practicing drums? July 2009. Ref: PR200909. Photo copyright © Norm Henshall

Norm Henshall being very patient. No, George, look at my fingers - one DOES come before two. George wonders about Norm :) July 2009. Ref: PR200915. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Norm Henshall with George Braithwaite

Norm Henshall being very patient. No, George, look at my fingers - one DOES come before two. George wonders about Norm :) July 2009. Ref: PR200915. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Arriving on Saturday, the first objective of this group of OF's was to find their way up the hills to Basin Pool. George Braithwaite was able to provide transport for a couple of less-abled friends as far as he could. And here they all are setting off despite black clouds hanging over the escarpment! July 2009. Ref: PR200905. Photograph copyright © Mike Barnett

Off to Basin Pool

Arriving on Saturday, the first objective of this group of OF's was to find their way up the hills to Basin Pool. George Braithwaite was able to provide transport for a couple of less-abled friends as far as he could. And here they all are setting off despite black clouds hanging over the escarpment! July 2009. Ref: PR200905. Photograph copyright © Mike Barnett

Rain? Well it did and a few sharp showers drenched everyone. There they go across the paddocks. July 2009. Ref: PR200907. Photograph copyright © Norm Henshall

Rain on the Paddocks

Rain? Well it did and a few sharp showers drenched everyone. There they go across the paddocks. July 2009. Ref: PR200907. Photograph copyright © Norm Henshall

Here they go - walking through the farm past the old stables. Hills, here we come and it will not rain! July 2009. Ref: PR200906. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Walking through the Farm

Here they go - walking through the farm past the old stables. Hills, here we come and it will not rain! July 2009. Ref: PR200906. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Here it is - they got here - the shangri-la. This is Basin Pool and it's nice to see water flowing through it. July 2009. Ref: PR200911. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Basin Pool

Here it is - they got here - the shangri-la. This is Basin Pool and it's nice to see water flowing through it. July 2009. Ref: PR200911. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Christine Hinch and daughter taking in Founder's Day in the Clubhouse. July 2009. Ref: PR200924. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Christine Hinch

Christine Hinch and daughter taking in Founder's Day in the Clubhouse. July 2009. Ref: PR200924. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Well here are most of the Fairbridge House over-nighters in the Clubhouse at the Sunday function. July 2009. Ref: PR200922. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Clubhouse Lunch

Well here are most of the Fairbridge House over-nighters in the Clubhouse at the Sunday function. July 2009. Ref: PR200922. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

In the Clubhouse on the Sunday it was a delight to get re-acquainted with this lovely trio of ladies. Isabel (Tibby) Steer, with sister Betty Steer, and Pat Doran visiting from South Africa. July 2009. Ref: PR200923. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Isabel, Betty and Pat

In the Clubhouse on the Sunday it was a delight to get re-acquainted with this lovely trio of ladies. Isabel (Tibby) Steer, with sister Betty Steer, and Pat Doran visiting from South Africa. July 2009. Ref: PR200923. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Sunday morning and Lois Elliott visits us and inspects Fairbridge House kitchen. It's all good! July 2009. Ref: PR200920. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Lois Elliott

Sunday morning and Lois Elliott visits us and inspects Fairbridge House kitchen. It's all good! July 2009. Ref: PR200920. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Lynne Rainey spends some time after supper looking over some old Fairbridge photos. July 2009. Ref: PR200919. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Lynne Rainey

Lynne Rainey spends some time after supper looking over some old Fairbridge photos. July 2009. Ref: PR200919. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Marlene and Lynne in Fairbridge House lounge room give advice to the men on how to commence washing dishes. July 2009. Ref: PR200918. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Marlene and Lynne

Marlene and Lynne in Fairbridge House lounge room give advice to the men on how to commence washing dishes. July 2009. Ref: PR200918. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett

Sunday at the Clubhouse Norm

Norm Heslington with the Braithwaites

Sunday at the Clubhouse Norm "Docker" Heslington reads the rules to the Braithwaites. George looks a bit glum but Marlene is not having a piece of it. July 2009. Ref: PR200921. Photo copyright © Mike Barnett