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Kurranulla Probus Heads Bush

Kurranulla Probus Heads Bush

Probus Club of Kurranulla recently decided to head to the bush to support Towns and Communities dealing with the current drought in NSW.

The large group headed off to Young NSW, stopping in Yass to enjoy a seafood buffet in the park, followed by visiting Murrumburrah and Harden. They dropped into the local Pub to meet and hear the local bard and sculptor identity, Carl Valerius, famous for his sculpture “Bill, The Bastard from the Bush.” This is a little known story of one of Australia’s greatest war horses during WW1, cared then by bush poet and war correspondent Banjo Paterson.

Arriving in Young and after a comfortable night, then breakfast, the Mob visited one of Young’s cherry orchards, and was given a chance to pick their own cherries. After picking around the orchard, all then observed the processing of cherries (washing, sizing and packaging) for the Sydney markets, very interesting. The group then placed their orders before heading off to visit one of the vineyards for lunch.

Young is a vibrant town (population around 11000) being central to small rural towns, with some of those towns showing the effects of the current drought.

Next stop was Cowra first a stop at the visitors information centre to view the beautifully kept Rose Gardens and not forgetting Japanese Gardens which look very serene. A few members met the Vice President of the CWA who gave an insight into the plight of people in the bush and difficulties in seeking funding from Canberra to support the CWA cause in drought stricken areas of NSW.

Cowra is a beautiful central NSW town with plenty to offer visitors. Finally, members headed to Bathurst via Blayney, tried to do a lap around Mt Panorama however encountered practice for a car race, so headed off for a nice luncheon to round off an exciting, rewarding and beautiful tour, happy in mind the Club had supported in a small way to local communities in the bush.