In Victoria the land the government released for selection in the last half of the 1800s but what had happened in Western Australia? We weren't sure until we spoke to a bloke at Beacon. Beacon is the most northerly town on the wheatbelt and we pulled in to get some diesel. And right across the road from the bowser (no petrol station attendant, just prepay with your plastic at the ATM) was a neat Mens Shed with old tractors in a row outside.
|Beacon Mens Shed|
Bruce and the other members of the Mens Shed at Beacon decided to restore some of their old tractors. He was very happy to tell Phil stories about some of the machines and Phil would have liked to stay longer but we had to move on unfortunately.
|Bruce and Phil at Beacon Mens Shed|
|Reserve at Beacon|