(C) Copyright 1970 Robert Gordon Delahoy
Robert Gordon Delahoy
Roger Vaughan Carr
30 August 1975
'Delahoy's Mile' is a factual account of life in the Mallee. A series of true happenings amongst the family and friends of the author on their 640 acre wheat farm, and in the surrounding towns.
The Author, who was born and reared in the Mallee country of Victoria, has only the greatest admiration for these people about whom he writes, and the pioneers who came before them to open up the country.
How they struggled and fought to overcome the many adversities which overtook them should, he feels, be recorded and not lost.
This story would only be like the stories of thousands of families who paved the way for others to follow. But, needless to say, thousands of stories will not be recorded, and only for the enthusiasm of the writer, my very good friend Roger Vaughan Carr, a truly great Australian, this story would never have been written.
22 November 1970