Hopes and dreams of farm life near Mortlake turn to despair on moonscape land

Katrina Lovell
By Katrina Lovell
Updated December 10 2021 - 2:29am, first published 12:30am
Book launch: Mortlake Historical Society's Sue Potter has helped produce a book on the history of the soldier settlement north of Mortlake. Picture: Morgan Hancock

When newlyweds Alfred and Margery West arrived at a soldier settlement farm near Dundonnell in 1925 they must have thought they'd landed on a different planet.

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Katrina Lovell

Katrina Lovell

Journalist

Katrina Lovell is a senior journalist at The Standard who covers council news and human interest stories.