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Australian Brigadoon by ev on 8 August 2007 1:40pm
 
On one day every year in April a small town called Bundanoon, in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia, changes its name to 'Brigadoon' - Brigadoon is a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years, though to the villagers, the passing of each century seems no longer than one night. (Actually it's from an even older German tale but the Scottish version was made popular by a Broadway musical).

On this day there is one of the largest highland gatherings in the world, with over 20,000 visitors and traditional highland games - including the 'caber toss' and 'haggis hurling'..

http://www.highlandsnsw.com.au/brigadoon/adayin/index.html
 
Re: Australian Brigadoon by Wheelrim on 8 August 2007 3:01pm
 
Ev. will there be a `Mo` catching competition at the games? I am particularly interested as I have always wondered what a `Mo` is, my late father (God bless his cotton-brain) was always telling me about them running and scampering over the highlands.

Funnily, it was always after I asked him about his Mohair Suit...

Talking about `odd` happenings in Oz, I was present in Broome W.A. at the time they have their `Stairway to the Moon` phenomenan. Have you heard about it or seen it? it WAS really something to see, and, yes, it did make me gasp, I actually thought it just HAD to be the sun coming up, it was far too big and orange to have been the Moon!
 
Re: Australian Brigadoon by kazzzz on 8 August 2007 3:42pm
 
I used to live in Ayr, a few miles walk from Alloway and Brigadoon. It looks utterly stunning in the snow :)
 
Re: Australian Brigadoon by johnnythemonkey on 9 August 2007 12:01am
 
And so do you my dear.
 



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