see Milparinka, Sunraysia Safari Rally, and more

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Monday, September 2, 2019 - 6:36am

Good morning everyone,

What a trip we had! John and I headed for Tibooburra last Thursday in the trusty Hilux, wonderful people, great places.

When you’re heading up to the Birdsville Races for next Saturday, be sure to stop in and say hi to Mia at the Packsaddle Roadhouse, what a place! And you must go ‘off the beaten track’ by about a ‘hop, step and jump’ and see Milparinka, great place, top people 3 planes parked outside the Pub, pilots inside drinking  “can’t fly medicine”. Great blokes, heading to the Betoota Races.

You’ve missed them so catch up at Birdsville.

Now wait, there’s more going on. If you’re in Broken Hill, have a look round, do a tour with Tri State, and go along to the Sapphires at the Civic Centre on Wednesday evening. Then fill in some more time in the Silver City, slip out to Mt. Gipps for a drink and a meal and then enjoy Steve Eales at the Silverton Pub next Sunday. You don’t even have to think!

Why don’t you toodle down to Wentworth then and catch a glimpse of the “Sunraysia Safari Rally”, it’s covering 5 days from 10th. to 14th. But make sure you stop in at the Coomba Roadhouse and have a coffee and a yarn. Both ways actually as you have to be back in the Hill for the “Broken Heel festival”, 13th. to 15th. and be sure to check out the Broken hill Show, it’s on the 14th.

After all that excitement, don’t forget the big “Wenty Fishing Comp” in Wentworth on the 21st. and the evergreen “Lee Kernighan” at the Silver City Civic Centre on the 22nd. Think you’d better book!

Few other items: Our Victory Park, Caravan Park here in Wilcannia is currently closed for a bit of a touch up, will let you know when it’s up and running. Just go to Warrawong!

The roads down at Mungo are temporarily closed, check with Mungo for details.

Don’t forget the Tibooburra “Gymkhana, Rodeo and all sorts is happening up there on the long week end (Oct.). Be sure to drop in to Mavis and Jacko, great breakfast, and they maintain, “if we haven’t got it then you don’t need it”.

Now you know the rest of the story, stop in at our little towns, listen to our great local radio stations, 585 Bourke, 999 and 1584 ABC, 103.1 River Radio and on it goes!

We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when.! Cheers Bill Elliott. WCTA.


“Funny about getting older, your eyesight may weaken, yet you can see through people much easier.”