Original Wilson Home

The Original home of Florrie and Byron Wilson pre 1939. This house was completely destroyed during the 1939 bush fires which raged through the Upper Murray. Byron was badly burnt whilst trying to save the house.

 

1st home

 

Water was in very short supply combined with the use of wet bags the job was impossible. Byron then sheltered in a 44 gallon drum of water whilst waiting for help to arrive and to ease the pain associated with his severe burns.

Florrie and 1st born Keith sheltered in the near by creek. Imagine the situation, no phone, limited water and no fire fighting equipment as we have now.