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S2E3: Lennie Gwyther & Ginger Mick: A Boy, His Pony And His Silk Pajamas

Season 2, Ep. 3

In this episode, Josie tells Mel the chaotic story of Lennie Gwyther, a 9-year-old boy whose parents let him ride his pony Ginger Mick 1000km to Sydney to see the opening of the Harbour Bridge. Shoutout to Nik from the Zest Is History Facebook group for suggesting this yarn!


Hate any kind of zest? Skip straight to 20:20.


CREDITS:

SMH 2015 by Carolyn Webb

https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-nineyearold-who-rode-a-pony-1000km-to-sydney-20150121-12v3kq.html

Sydney Living Museums Article by Charlotte Roberts

https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/lennie-gwyther

ABC Gippsland by Rachel Lucas

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-19/lennie-gwyther-leongatha-sydney-harbour-bridge/9064790 

The Weekly Times by Alexandra Laskie

https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/country-living/lennie-gwythers-solo-ride-from-leongatha-to-sydney-remembered/news-story/c763ea2cc3bb500ab8209e9959a85b41 

ABC Conversations with Sarah Kanowski - interview with Peter Lalor

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/peter-lalor-rpt/10426046


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