SYNOPSIS : Enter Parachilna – Population of seven, 600 km from the nearest capital city and home of the Prairie Hotel. Ross Fargher jokingly says, “What is the definition of child abuse? Leaving the family property to your kids.” However deep down, he and his wife Jane knew that it wasn’t a joke. Like thousands of other farmers around the country, their pastoral lifestyle, which had been passed down for 4 generations was on the skids - years of drought, falling stock prices and a rural psyche that demanded change. They wanted something different for their children.
Parachilna 5730 was part of the SBS documentary series POSTCODES