A life size statue of a man known as “The Possum”, who when disgruntled by life during the “Great Depression” took to living off the land in and around Wentworth. He slept in trees (thus his name), walked many miles, swam the rivers, living the life of a hermit and avoided human contact for some 50 years before his death at the age of 81 years.
A proud man, “Possum” worked for the graziers in exchange for food and clothing, although he would always wait until the folk had left for town before he began his work. He was known to upset some of the property owners when he let the dogs loose because he felt sorry for them.
Hear his story via voca-phone by placing 20c in the green metal box close to the statue.
Wentworth Visitor Information Centre
Address: Fotherby Park, Wentworth
Telephone: (03) 5027 5080