Harry Brownrigg (7 Dec 1924 - 19 Aug 2017)

Funeral Director

Graveside Service Tawonga Cemetery Cemetery Lane Tawonga 3691
25th Aug 2017


In loving memory of Harry Brownrigg who sadly passed away on 19th August 2017 at Kiewa Valley House aged 92 years.
Dearly loved husband of Val.
Loved father of Jeff, John, Linda and Ken and their families.
A good man.

Ken Brownrigg wrote

The Pioneers by Frank Hudson
We are the Old-world people, 
Ours were the hearts to dare; 
But our youth is spent, and our backs are bent, 
And the snow is in our hair.
Back in the early fifties, 
Dim through the mists of years,
By the bush-grown strand of a wild, strange land, 
We entered - the pioneers. 
Our axes rang in the woodlands,
Where the gaudy bush-birds flew, 
And we turned the loam of our newfound home, 
Where the Eucalyptus grew. 
Housed in the rough log shanty, 
Camped in the leaking tent, 
From sea to view of the mountains blue 
Where the eager diggers went. 
We wrought with a will unceasing, 
We moulded, and fashioned, and planned 
And we fought with the black and we blazed the track 
That ye might inherit the land. 
There are your shops and churches, 
Your cities of stucco and smoke; 
And the swift trains fly where the wild cat’s cry 
O’er the sad bush silence broke. 
Take now the fruit of our labour, 
Nourish and guard it with care; 
For our youth is spent, and our backs are bent 
And the snow is in our hair.

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