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Hugo Leggatt (1957F) - SA Country Life

Hugo appeared in the May edition of SA Country Life

Wilderness Resident, Hugo Leggatt (1957F)
Wilderness Resident, Hugo Leggatt (1957F)
Thank you to Dr Syd Cullis (1960F) for informing us that Hugo recently appeared in the May edition of SA Country Life. 

Taken from the article: Hugo, a retired school teacher and hobby historian, has been researching the history of the area and documenting its many rock art sites for his upcoming book. “Every place around here has at least two stories about where the name comes from,” he says. “It’s the same with Wilderness. There are two stories, the romantic one and the correct one.” I beg to hear the more creative one first and Hugo good-naturedly obliges...

"A young woman who had survived the burning of her parents’ farmhouse, probably in some frontier turmoil, met a young man who proposed to her,” he recounts.

“She told him how she wanted to live away from everything and quoted the psalm made popular by the German composer of the time, Felix Mendelssohn: ‘O for the wings of a dove, far away would I rove! In the wilderness, build me a nest, and remain there forever at rest’.”

The actual story is no less romantic, I discover...

To read the full article, click HERE

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