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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Moruya Antique Tractor & Machinery Association look to rebuild

Moruya Antique Tractor & Machinery Association lost everything in the Black Summer Bushfires that tore through Mogo on the 31st December 2019. Since that time their members have been working tirelessly to try to rebuild and to once again be able to restore & preserve engines & local farm equipment of historic significance, for the enjoyment & information of present & future generations.

To this end they have managed to accumulate grant funding and have put together a detailed plan to be considered by our Local Council as an integral part of “Mogo Tourism”. They are hoping for a grant of Crown Land to erect a “Community Hub” which would not only house their headquarters, display area & workshop, but also a Community Space for other Community Groups needing a space for meetings etc. & a Community Pantry for locals in need of help.

Currently MATAMA is renting a shed in Moruya to keep their plans alive & their members positive!! But ongoing rent costs big money!!

If anyone in the Community has a small parcel of land to house a couple of containers or a fairly large secure farm shed that they are willing to loan MATAMA on a short term basis, please contact their President Steve Shields on 0418 439 914. To find out more about MATAMA and the ordeal that they have been through this year visit their website

NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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