RICHARD Godden and Karla Goodberry live outside Barjarg – and soon after buying their 25ha weekender block in 1996, and inspired by the beauty of a nearby farm, they contacted Trust for Nature and arranged to have a covenant placed over it.
They now live there permanently.
Richard is a professional walking guide, specialising in the Kokoda Track.
Karla works as a carer for the Benalla Shire.
The couple met in 1989 when Karla was the sales promotion manager for General Motors Holden and Richard was helping stage a new car launch.
Karla said when they were first married they were living in a unit in St Kilda, where they could literally hear the people trotting around upstairs.