Old Cork Clean-up Weekend

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 08:47
ThreadID: 44855 Views:1707 Replies:3 FollowUps:0
This Thread has been Archived
Hello Folks,

The clean-up of this historic old site was begun yesterday, and finishes today.

Over 70 people attended yesterday, armed with enthusiasm, rubbish bags, a tip truck, front-end loader and bobcat(supplied by Winton Shire Council) and various hand tools. Many truck loads of rubbish were carted away, as volunteers piled up , and bagged rubbish, for easy collection.

All meals were provided by Winton Outback 4x4 Club, and there was plenty to eat.

Attendees ranged in age from 3 months old, up to a few senior citizens. Longreach Scouts were in there as was the Winton WORC. There was even a couple of dedicated ladies from Brisbane.

3 information signs are being erected, near the old homestead, and it is planned to erect a roof over the site, to further protect the stone walls. The site will then be fenced.

The weekend was organised by Desert Channels Queensland, in Longreach, and followed a meeting on 26th & 27th April, of Georgina-Diamantina Catchment Committee in Winton.

Anyone who is interested in assisting further with this project, should ring Steve Wilson @ DCQ, on 07 46580 600. Steve would looking for Chippies, Stonemasons or other interested souls, who would donate some time, or have $10 or more to spare, at a later date.

Just ring Steve,eh!

Seen it all, Done it all.
Can't remember most of it.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Bros 1 - Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 14:06

Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 14:06
G'day Bob Y,
Stayed there for a few days a couple of years ago. Caught my first yellowbelly and saw my first spinifex pigeon. Very peaceful spot.
Top effort by all concerned in the cleanup.
We took our rubbish with us when we left.
Work is the curse of the down and out bludger.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

AnswerID: 236603

Reply By: Member - vivien C (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 14:16

Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 14:16

Congratulations to all involved. Good job. Stopped for lunch there some years ago and always think of it when I hear John Williamson's song Old Cork Station..."for the years have slowly gone, like the dray's from Old Cork Station".... Well done.

AnswerID: 236607

Reply By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 21:05

Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 21:05
Fantastic. A roof is badly needed. We would be happy to contribute physical and financial help.

AnswerID: 236728

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (11)