I mentioned in another thread that I have an interest in Vintage Farm Engines and tractors as well as Vintage Cars. The club I belong to, MATAMA, has our headquarters in an old Historic Village called "Old Mogo Town", not far from where I live. We had a big slab timber and iron shed there full of all sorts of machinery and was open to the public. Once a week a group of retired members, myself included, met there to chew the fat, argue about politics, women, religion etc and to restore and preserve machinery. This group call themselves, the "Mogo Old Oilers" https://matama.weebly.com/moos.html
On New years Eve one of the massive fires tore through Old Mogo Town and completely destroyed everything our club owns.
I've attached photos showing what's left of the shed machinery and our tools.
Its not pretty, but if you'd like to see more photos of the damage, click here https://matama.weebly.com/surveying-the-damage.html
Some of the Machinery has been classified as recoverable, including a 1904 6HP York, the only one of its kind in Australia and the first internal combustion engine to come to the area. In order to raise funds to start down this long slow and expensive path, yesterday, I built a "Go Fund Me" page...
https://www.gofundme.com/f/please-help- ... are-flow-1
I need your help with this on 2 points. One, I have absolutely NO social Media connections and I hope that you folk can help out by placing this link on your facebook, twitter and instagram pages please.
The other is should you feel you'd like to help out directly, then any donation would be very, very welcome. You can see how to do so here.... https://matama.weebly.com/project-phoenix.html
Thanks & Cheers,
PS; I thank my lucky stars. We are all safe as is the SPRINT
We had to evacuate once and were on standby to leave on 2 other times, but we had no damage. Unlike several friends, who have lost houses, sheds, business's etc.