We met the Chookman of the Murray today,  an eccentric character of Renmark/Paringa. He lives on a quirky home made house-boat named ‘Willitsinkorwontit’ with his chooks.  Dianne was ‘invited’ to sing along with Chookman (Frank Turton), who was such a warm and kind gentleman. Man of many talents, full of imagination and life.

His boat has it all; a wood stove in the middle, dunny, chook pen, vege patches, flower beds, wind mills etc. He lives in this house boat and entertains the locals and visitors of Renmark.

On one of the nights, he lights up his house-boat and plays music to visitors holidaying on the Murray. What a sight!


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Day 27 – Border Cliffs to Renmark

Murray River Expedition