Trek 2002 – Tractors in the Outback – Week Nine
Saturday, 31st the end draws near and at last we had an opportunity for a sleep in, for a change. A few of the trekkers went to the hotel for breakfast, many of them to help celebrate Charlie Gardiner’s 60th birthday.
The Shire of Wiluna put on a sausage sizzle for the club at midday and a bus was also made available to transport trekkers out to the gold mine site for a tour. A handful of members left for home, while others stayed on to enjoy a final night together.
The Dongara crew wandered home after calling in to visit the McCooks. They were on the first leg of the journey and managing a station not far from Wiluna.
Most of the Albany crew continued on east and spent a leisurely week taking in some of the goldfields. Phill and Shirley Astill (trekkers from Albany) hosted the group at the property they own at Kookynie.
The writer would like to thank Jeannette Siviour for the use of her personal diary, which has formed the basis of this report.
Photos by Stan Snook and Anne Bass