Barbara’s toughest mentor; Ray Norman created the first red stump (and some red faces) on a property at *Woodbury, in the Tasmanian southern midlands. He ear-marked this stump in Brisbane outside our jewellery studio and proceeded to paint it red on his next trip to Queensland.* our friends Linda and Allan Cooper now own this property on which they have renovated the historic homestead, more about all of these colourful characters as this blog builds.** this red stump was cut down after white ant s demolished it from the inside out on the 10-02-2008