On a lighter note - we had an airstrip way down the back of the site. It was for the Flying Doctor mainly. Johnny Crocker, the owner of Balladonia sheep station, had the job of grading it. (He had a grader!) Every so often we'd hear a rumble and it would be Johnny come to smooth the airstrip out. If a plane needed to land at night we had to light stacks of old tyres positioned either side of the runway. We were out there during the pilot's strike, when Bob Hawke grounded all commercial flights in Australia. It was a remarkable time with light planes hopping across the country. The airstrip was very busy, not to mention the highway. I will never forget the sight of a small plane fueling up at out petrol bowsers!
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