History: The hills are alive with humour | The Canberra Times

Louis Margules, raised at the Cotter, was riding beyond the Brindabellas with rangers Doug Maxwell and Billy Jemmett, about 1940. Billy suddenly hit his chest and rolled off his horse. Louis, alarmed, asked Doug what was wrong. “Oh nothing, you ask him,” said Doug. Louis said “You all right?” Billy replied, “Oh no, me heart stopped beating. I just had to give it another hit.” Billy was “a real hard-doer, he was a character”, recalled Louis.