Taking a long drive out of Sydney with friends, en route to Morton National Park, we passed through the town of Thirlmere. In the book, I mention that the local bank looked more like a roadside fruit stand than a financial instution. Just to make sure you don’t think I was exaggerating, here’s a photo of the bank in Thirlmere. I was quite delighted with the charming innocence of this modest little bank. It seems to send the message that this is a very safe town.