Friday October 10 - Katherine Gorge

At 9am we were at the tourist information center finding out about the
Katherine Gorge. As the tourist season is winding down the 11am tours
of the gorge were not operating but we were able to book a three hour
cruise at 1pm.

To kill time we headed out see the oldest homestead in region. We
were able to read the tragic letters between the cattle station owner
(in London) and the station manager here in the Northern Territory.
It took the station manager 20 months to bring 3000 sheep, 1200 cattle
and thirty men from South Australia to the territory. But the cattle
station failed and ten years later it was all sold off and the manager
made redundant.