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Jack Upton at The Cataract in the 1940s.
By MICK ROBERTS ©
FISHING The Cataract has been illegal for over a century but try telling that to the Upton family.
Since the first Upton ventured into the district the family has built a proud heritage and tradition of fishing the rivers and creeks of the Cataract catchment.
This is the story of brothers Jack and Cecil Upton who could be found most weekends fishing the Cataract River on their beloved Bulli Mountain.
The two were born a year apart and were inseparable, the best of mates, and knew the mountain better than anyone.
Born in Hobart St Bulli in 1924, Jack left school at 14 finding work at 16 in Old Bulli Pit. Ces was born a year later in the mining village of Spion Kop – or Pit Town – on the escarpment near Bulli Colliery and followed his brother…
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