Luke Barwicks famous blitz truck today.
I clambered into the Bedford truck with Rex and we drove to Dry creek where Luke Barwick was waiting in his 4 wheel drive army blitz wagon to get us through the flooded water. On the other side Bill Power was waiting to
take over from Luke. There were road works in progress on the Merriwa road just over the Warrah bridge and waiting there was Ranville Schofield. He had come on his tractor in case we got bogged, and luckily we didn’t!
When we reached Shirley hospital. Matron Crawford was waiting at the front door to greet me. She took my port and told Rex “goodbye”.
Bill drove Rex to dry creek, which he climbed across on the
flood fence. After about one and a half hours, Dr Tooth delivered my new daughter, Kay into our lives.
Meanwhile back at “Karoola”, dad and Rex were working in the paddock opposite the house. The wheat
bags had been stacked on railway sleepers to keep them off the wet ground and out of the running water. Rex was busy turning over the bags when Betty came out of the house and called out to him “You have a daughter”.
What a great job our local Warrah creek telephone exchange did! What a service!