Fort Grey Homestead

 
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A Frankston Rotary Club Project 

About Wild Deserts

An extract from the Wild Deserts Flyer

Wild Deserts is exciting new partnership between the University of New South Wales Ecological Horizons and the Office of Environment and Heritage, with a vision to understand, restore and promote desert ecosystems.

The project aims to bring back seven extinct mammals to the NSW corner country, using large fenced enclosures and a range of innovative predator control and research techniques in Sturt National Park.

Wild Desert will exclude feral predators and herbivores such as cats, foxes and rabbits before reintroducing mammals that were once widespread in NSW but have not been seen for over a century.”

For more information go to https://b-m.facebook.com/WildDeserts/

For 8 days in May 2019, a team of 16 Rotarians and Partners from The Rotary Club of Frankston journeyed to Fort Grey Homestead near Cameron Corner to take on some volunteer work for the Wild Deserts Project.

All up, around 1000 hours of working time was carried out by the 16 member team.

The list of work included:

  • Painting of the BBQ area

  • Refurbishment of the Workers Quarters (Now known as the Rotary Room)

  • Painting of the Dining Room

  • Fabrication of two stands to hold the Fire Unit

  • Installation of a new water tank

  • Replanting of the Homestead Lawn

  • Repainting of the ablutions block

  • Repairing the Ante Room

  • Repair to the Generator

  • And many other minor task that needed attention

This has been a project our club is very proud of being involved in and completing for The Wild Deserts Project.

Please have look at the video and the photo gallery below that shows the work carried out by the members of the Frankston Rotary Club.

The Painting Team hard at work

The Painting Team hard at work

The Workers Quarters were in need of repair

The Workers Quarters were in need of repair

What the room looked like after all the work was completed

What the room looked like after all the work was completed

Painting the Dining Room was a big job

Painting the Dining Room was a big job

The Fire Unit had to be moved to the stand

The Fire Unit had to be moved to the stand

Getting the tank over the fence

Getting the tank over the fence

Preparing the lawn for re sowing

Preparing the lawn for re sowing

The amenities block need to be painted in Homestead Green

The amenities block need to be painted in Homestead Green

Painting complete

Painting complete

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Project Gallery


Painting was required on the BBQ area

Painting was required on the BBQ area

Painting complete. Looks like a new

Painting complete. Looks like a new

The floor coverings also needed to be replaced

The floor coverings also needed to be replaced

Repair on the broken window was required

Repair on the broken window was required

Dining Room getting a coat of paint

Dining Room getting a coat of paint

Another job complete. Fire Unit fits on the stand

Another job complete. Fire Unit fits on the stand

Once over the fence, tank was placed into position

Once over the fence, tank was placed into position

Lawn finished. Ceramic rooster has a new home

Lawn finished. Ceramic rooster has a new home

20ml of rain made it difficult to use the shower/toilet

20ml of rain made it difficult to use the shower/toilet

So painting begins

So painting begins

The Team that made it possible

The Team that made it possible

The entrance to Fort Grey Homestead

The entrance to Fort Grey Homestead

The Pedler Family taking a break

The Pedler Family taking a break