in the thick of it
In 1973, the McGlashan’s new block on the edge of Sunbury fitted Roger’s wish for a “patch of country” and Linley’s wish to be near town. Right there, beside Jacksons Creek, they built a house and raised a family.
Through it all, there's been the Creek.
“No matter what happens, the Creek is there. Our kids have played in it. The grandchildren have played in it. It’s life itself”, says Roger.
Their back veranda is surrounded by the birdlife of the valley. Resident shrub birds mix with larger birds that come and go with the seasons. There are shifts too in the bird life over decades.