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This is my first post to the mailgroup, so I will apologise in
advance for any stuff ups I make. They are not intentional, either in
this message or future messages and relate entirely to my own
incompetence. I will also apologise now for spelling.
I am looking to see if anyone has had a similar experience to that of
my friends and I, trying to establish a permaculture property in New
South Wales, Australia.
In the time we have been trying to do this, since 1984, we have
become the targets of harassment from various people in the local
community. We have always gone out of our way to assist the community
and to avoid any difficulties. And most of the people concerned have
had little to do with us anyway, so it isnt like we have upset them.
The harassment has included killing of livestock (which led to a
local police officer facing charges of perverting the course of
justice) and last week, the caravans at the farm were doused in
diesel and set alight. Total damages bill, around $50000, possibly
We are having a meeting in the next few days to decide if the best
option is to rebuild or to move to another district.
If this is widespread sort of thing, then I guess moving solves
nothing. If it is isolated, then it does solve something.
So is this the sort of thing that is happening to others?