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16 February 2017

Hourigan’s Camp Sussex Inlet.

Leave the dusk and musk, the hustle and bustle of the city far behind you . . . come to the garden of Eden.

Yesterday,  I  had a meeting with Sonya Cropper,  Sonya along with her husband Danny manage Cropper’s Cabins located on  a small strip of land on the eastern side of Farnhem Headland, overlooking the entrance to the sea from Sussex Inlet river mouth.
Croppers Cabins was originally known as Hourigans Inlet Camp and named after Henry Hourigan.  Henry was granted a lease on the land in 1918.
Next year will mark 100 years since the camp was established.  Sonya has collected a lot of historical information and old photographs of the camp,   and has asked me to help her put together a small book about the history of the camp to be released next year for the  anniversary.
Below is a brochure produced by Henry Hourigan to advertise the camp.

The camp also overlooks the wreck of the S.S Mokau, which went ashore at the entrance to the river in 1922 becoming a total wreck. Continue reading the fascinating story about this wreck and it’s links to Ireland and the Southern Highlands.


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