MOORA (FLOOD DAMAGE EMERGENCY HELP)
ANZAC DAY LONG WEEKEND APRIL 1999

FOOTHILLS FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB WA (INC)
Pauline & Geoff Wait

EASTERN SUBURBS FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB
Jim Praetz Chris Milne
Terry Ovens Jim Greenough
Steve Ellis Peter Colgate
Bob Frances (Visitor)

ARMADALE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB
Ray Hankinson
Earl Lawrence
Rick Marshall



Geoff and I arrived at Gingers Road House in Upper Swan at 7.30a.. Saturday 24th April where we met up with members of he Eastern suburbs Four Wheel Drive Club. After introductions we headed off for Moora led by Jim Praetz and Chris Milne as tail end charlie.We stopped for morning tea at Mogumber but unfortunately it was a bit early and the pub was not open so we continued on our way arriving in Moora at the Shire office around 9.30a.m.

Pauline in front of the loader


Some of us went to find the local bakery and we had morning tea before we were met by Phil and Nola Manning in the school bus. They took us on the bus for a tour of the town pointing out flood damage and where we would be fixing fences, both in town and Westend, which is the community farm.

This farm is used to raise money for the community, eg. Sporting clubs. On the way to showing us the shearing shed where we would be camping, Phil did a detour to their house so we could help move Nola's heavy piano out. Because the piano had been sitting in about 1 metre of muddy water for a few days it was destroyed, as was the rest of the furniture in the house which had already been taken to the rubbish dump. Unfortunately because this was a flood and not a storm nothing was covered by insurance.

Pauline in the Loader

 

Two from our group, Jim Praetz and Chris Milne, went to Peter & Terry Ackland's property "Rathmona" to help fix fences. The rest of us started with two of the town fences. These were pipe and cyclone mesh fences, which were on the ground with large concrete blocks on each upright. Digging out all the holes we then had to pick the fence up in one piece and put it into holes. A chain on Steve's car came in handy for doing this job.

After fixing the town fences we then had a late lunch and headed out to "Westend" the community farm. This property is just across the river from Moora on the Dandaragan road. The fences here were made of star pickets and ringlock. They were lying on the ground and were covered in stubble and logs, which had been carried down the river.
This looked like a job for a Toyota!!! Buggar!!!!
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