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NEW EVENTS 2017

Good bye 'Molasses'

PEACOCKS: The Bottle Family

 

Historic "Norville", is situated on the sheep and cattle property, Rock Dhu, Murrurundi, Upper Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia.

Use the buttons to move around the site. There are many “click to enlarge” photos and text.

Check out links to other pages and websites. Browse around and see all that "Norville" has to offer.

Contact us at –

Email: peternorvill@bigpond.com

Postal address: "Norville", Rock Dhu, Murrurundi 2338


Click on map below for directions.

If there be a 'most asked' question here at Rock Dhu, it would have to be "What does the name mean?".

My father searched for years but never found the answer to the question. In early 1999 I was in a bookshop in Ballina, NSW. I had been flying around the state marketing my book, 'Solo Around the World'. The proprietor, obviously from the Old Country, saw my address and said simply... "Ahhh, Black Rock".

So, the search was over.

"Rock Dhu" in Gallic means Black Rock, or Rock Black, back to front. My property is named after a tiny basalt outcrop off the West Coast of Scotland, with a lighthouse erected there in about 1870. An incredible number of ships were wrecked there and lives lost.

So, our long held belief that the 'Black' reference was intended to mean the colour of the rock appears to be incorrect. Rather, it referred to 'Death' from the huge loss of life.

However, there is much more to it than that. With some assistance from an artist I have obtained a web link with much more information - see "Dubh Artach" at Wikipedia.

It is further known the name Norvill(e) is derived from "Normanville". Follow this link for one explanation: House of Names

EVENTS 2016

'Molasses' going boating?

'The Lord' (alias 'Reverend'). Goes to a new home.

Do-It-Yourself, Balcony Renovation

Who Dug Archie Up??

DANGER: Loose corrugated iron in wind

Goodbye 'Archie'

Helicopter Photo Shoot 03:02:16

Jade (Norvill) in the Sunnys

Adulterous Wife and Mother: Update

Sexting Art, PHN Style: Reflecting
(Proven very popular with
the girls.)

The Pig That Thinks It's A Cow

Sunnys Reach Their Peak. B.C. and Friends and
Relatives Arrive for Dinner

Baby Hare and Mother at
'The Big House'

'Brisbane' Paul Returns to
his Archibald Portrait

TREE: Firewood for Winter

NEW ART

Solo Journey: Final 2015

The Quick and the Dead 2016

 

 

 

EVENTS 2015

Vale Fr. Paul: The Lesson Only Half Over, 2015
Oil and acrylic on canvas
176 x 109cm

Torn Asunder: Mind, Machine, Body and Soul 2015
182 x 83 cm

The Adulterous Wife and Mother, April 2015
Oil over acrylic on canvas. Scalpel and text pen
76 x 76 cm

The Wedding June 2015
Oil and acrylic on canvas
183 X 91 cm

NORVILL ART PRIZE : AWARD ABANDONED
(Click above for statement)

NEW CONSTRUCTION
(Click above)

AUTUMN MODEL SHOOT: JADE
Photos by PHN (Preview only)
(Click above)

ANNIVERSARIES:
SPRING 2015

(Click above)

FIRE: A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ONE OF
OUR NEIGHBOURS
(Click above)

RED BELLY BLACK: TRAPPED
(Click above)

ROO FIGHT
(Click above)

SALLY AND THE SNAKE
(Click above)

'SNAPPER': IN THE AFTERLIFE
(Click above)

NEW ADDITION: AVIATION
(Click above)

JADE: FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT 2015
Photos by PHN (Preview only
(Click above)

SOLDIER SETTLER COTTAGE RENOVATION
(Click above)

WALLABADAH ROCK 2015
(Click above)

JADE: CHRISTMAS MODEL SHOOT 2015
(Click above)

SOLO ROUND THE WORLD
SLIDE SHOW

(Click above)

Old Paddock Map

Rock Dhu Paddock Map 2014

 

Celebrating 25 years
(1988-2013)
since Peter Norvill
made his record setting
solo around the
world flight

(photo by Barry Smith)

 

 


"Norville", Australia
website has been approved
for inclusion in the
PANDORA Archive of the
National Library of Australia

Website updated February 2014

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