Rakali Springs — an imaginary Australian country town


Country town roofs in foreground with ploughed fields and mountains behind

I made up Rakali Springs. There's no such place, but I imagine it to look very like the pretty little towns in New South Wales' western slopes. Towns like Cootamundra or the town in this picture, Cowra. 

The houses have corrugated metal roofs, and the older houses are wooden cottages. Houses are spread out on large blocks, and trees and gardens grow everywhere except in drought years.

Most have railways running through, but these days there are only grain trains, no passenger services. The grain gets a royal ride and the people are jolted around on buses.

Rakali Springs is the scene of the action in the cozy mystery / rural romance Wipptee.



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