The Winner!

Well, after trawling through all the entries for the Farm name comp, we finally have a winner!

But before I tell you who it is, I’ve got to thank everyone who entered. The response was enormous, with entries coming from as far away as New Zealand.

The decision was actually really hard – now I know that’s always said, but I’m genuine in saying so. There were some beautiful Aboriginal names, some fantastic Australian names and some names that would make great titles for a book (I’ve kept all of them in case I need inspiration!).

But what was hard, was finding a name that suited the overall tone of the book – there were many suggestions I would’ve used, had the story line been slightly dissimilar to what it is or had Adrian been different character.

John Doyle, from Brisbane, was the winner, with the farm name Paringa which is aboriginal for ‘place at the river’. John, thank you for the thought you put into it and entering! Your prize pack will be winging it’s way to you shortly, thanks to Allen and Unwin.

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  1. Hi Fleur, I have heard all about you from my cousin Fiona Palmer (fantastic things of course). I was just reading about the farm name comp & would you believe that my farmhouse block is called ‘Paringa Mount’ on our farm ‘Glencoe’ (only about 1.5hrs from Pingaring). Very cool. I look forward to reading your books.

  2. Hi Julene

    Great to hear from you – I’m enjoying ‘meeting’ some of Fee’s family over the net! Really interesting comments about block’s name! Are you related to the Cronin’s in Esperance?

    Vic – Anthony was most upset ‘Letsme Downs’ didn’t get a look in! Maybe next time…

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