On a ridge above the campgrounds is a war memorial paying tribute to the Farina locals who served in both WWI and WWII. For a community of its size they made a significant contribution to the war efforts. It was a humbling experience to sit up there and admire the sunrise and think about the sacrifice that many made from this community.
Before continuing on our travels we took the short drive to the west to walk through the Farina Cemetery. It is set on the crest of a hill with very little vegetation in any direction making it feel somewhat of a moonscape – certainly not a spot I would pick for my last resting spot, however is probably indicative the way lives were lived out here. There is a large population of early Afghan settlers along with early European settlers buried here showing the diversity of culture in early Australia. The Afghan Cameleers were a critical lifeline to the farmers and families of the area.
Our overnight stop was nowhere near long enough to fully appreciate Farina but it was enough to make us want to come back and spend more time.