Legends & Larrikins

The theme for the 2020 Miles Back to the Bush festival is ‘Australian Legends and Larrikins’. To enhance the Legends and Larrikins theme, we will be commemorating our very own Local Legends and Larrikins (Both living and Departed) through a series of short stories on the lives they have lived and how they have helped shape the Miles District.

George Johnston

Local Legend: George Johnston Sawmiller, Labourer, Machinery Operator, Truck Driver, School Bus Driver, Fuel Distributor, Volunteer, Footy player, Part time Grey Nomad, Bush Poet, Husband, Father, Grandfather and an all-round bloody good bloke is how George Johnston lived his life in the Miles District. George loved Betty, he loved a beer and smoke, and he…

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