Arthur and Luke Barwick carting wool to Willow Tree. 1950.
In December, 1949, Ern Brecht and Arthur Barwick, went to Sydney to bring hame a three ton Ford V8 Blitz wagon. The Ford Blitz looks a little different to the chevrolet Blitz. It has a distictively different
The following information is from The "Life of Arthur Barwick", as recorded by him.
"We used this vehicle for quite a number of years, carting timber from Ashcroft, carrying wool to the rail at Willow Tree and general farm work. Being four-wheel drive, it took a lot of stopping
in mud and on steep hills. In those days, a four-wheel drive vehicle was not common".
18th June 1955 I became involved in the moving of Jim and Beryl Meredith’s house from Beaumont to where it is now. It being a wet time, the transporter carrying the house became bogged on leaving the Warrah Creek Road. This
was before tractors had become so big and powerful, so Luke and I took down our blitz wagons. We hooked these in tandem onto one towing hook on the “White” lorry, and Foster Carter and Bill Meredith hitched their tractors onto the other hook.
At a given signal, with all engines roaring, the five clutches engaged and the house was moved to its planned site".