How did that name come about? I guess it is tall and steep like a woman's petticoat, but you might have other theories. It was surely named by a man.
It seems to me Capertee, population 145 at the last census, punches above its weight.
The highlight of the highway route, but also the part that causes a tinge of anxiety for me, is that sliver of road cut into the side of Blackman's Crown, in early days referred to as the Crown Ridge.
Even in those early years, Australians understood the significance of Anzac Day as more than a commemoration of those who had fought.
Strangely, this flu attacked young, healthy, fit adults rather than the very young, old and infirm.