New home for Lukes Blitz wagon.

Luke's blitz wagon, about to cross Warrah creek. If you use your imagination, it could be the blitz towing the john deere?

By Geoff Barwick.


Lukes blitz wagon was nearly going to miss the biggest party on Warrah creek for 100 years. With the engine locked up and not able to get the gearbox into neutral, it wasn't looking good to get the wagon there. But Barry Avard and Steve Saunders went and did the job. The back wheels just had to be lifted and the little truck was pushed to the hall.


So there it sat, and was admired by all.


The blitz wagon was bought by Sandy Bloomfield, from Luke's clearing sale many years ago. So it spent some time at Caroona. Ray Hynes was at the sale when the Bloomfields sold off some excess machinery, and Ray decided to buy the blitz wagon, and bring it back to the district.


On the Monday after the centenary, while helping to clean up the hall, Ray asked me if I would buy the blitz. He wanted it to stay in the area, and preferably, go to a Barwick. So I bought the wagon.

Me, handing over the cheque.

So I'm now the proud owner of Luke's blitz wagon. It's new home is "Yarrabah" Big Jacks creek, just off the Merriwa road.

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Judi Barwick | Reply 27.09.2012 00:06

Wonderful - thankyou Geoff

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