Success Story - The Cashman's
After the death of my grandmother Garry and I had decided it was time to move back to the country. We were planning and looking to move around the Orange Bathurst area to be a little closer to family.
We did apply for a house through the rent a farm house scheme at Cumnock which is where Garry's brother is living but were declined due to work and travel concerns of the landlord. A few weeks later we received a call from Cindy Larkings asking whether we would consider moving out to Tullamore. We had not even considered going that far west! Garry and I had a chat and then made the 7 hr journey to have a look at what we may be in for.
First port of call was Tullamore Central School where we were greeted and shown around the school by "Miss Shanks" (as the kids call her now) and we agreed it was what we wanted for our kids.
Second port of call was the Hospital, where we meet the HSM who all but begged for us to come out and lived as there was plenty of work for both of us.
We stayed that night at the Trundle RSL Club cabins before we met up with Richard and Di Darcy who took us on what see,ed and endless drive to Redheart. Peter and Amanda were very hospitable and we are so grateful that they allowed us to move onto their property.
I loved living in the quiet of the nowhere. The stars were brighter and quietness louder. I enjoyed exploring the property while the rest of the family were happy to stay inside. The boys as well as myself enjoyed helping on the farm with mustering and shearing and lamb marking. But it was fun.
Unfortunately not everyone was happy being so far from town and then the opportunity came for us to purchase a home in town so we jumped on it. This has allowed us to become more involved in the community in various ways.
The highlight was being part of the founding committee who began Little Athletics bringing some sport to town for those children who did not get to leave town to do sport. We had a successful year with one member making it all the way to State.
I thank all those who made our move to Tullamore a pleasurable experience and the support of everyone even when things have been against us. I have to say I have made some very good friends and some great acquaintances and I don't think the Cashmans will be going anywhere in a hurry.