Past comes to life

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Past comes to life

THERE’S no doubt they were built of tougher stuff in the good old days, a fact that was abundantly clear at the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally last weekend.

Old style tractors, steam engines, shearers and horses all did their bit to bring years gone by back to life at the Nyora venue. And despite the rain and the mud, they continued on with a smile.

Rally president Peter Xuereb said crowd numbers overall were comparable with previous years, with a bigger crowd on Sunday making up for the lesser interest on Saturday due to the rain.

A highlight this year was the exhibition of three large steam tractor engines and a steam roller, on show for the first time.

“One tractor came across from South Australia because he likes our rally so much,” Mr Xuereb said.

“The horse paddock was busy all weekend with ploughing, scarifying, hay raking and hay grabbing.”

The 22nd annual rally was a simply a “big success,” Mr Xuereb said.

“We had more exhibitors than normal. It was a fantastic weekend.”

 

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