This photo is from Mark Bellamy's wonderful photo blog, Clarence Valley Today. Many is the time I have stopped by stream like this to boil the billy with water from the stream. It's just a time to relax!
In his story Old Glen Innes Rd: Wintervale and Farewell, Mark records that the new road from Glen Innes to Grafton went through in 1961. This was the first ever fully tarred road from inland New England to the coast.
1961! You can see why battles for better transport have been such a constant in New England's history.