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Society finishes heritage stage 2

Maricy Dalsanto, with Lucky the horse and Della the dog, leaves Killarney last Sunday morning on a 5000km walk from Coraki to Dampier in Western Australia.
Maricy Dalsanto, with Lucky the horse and Della the dog, leaves Killarney last Sunday morning on a 5000km walk from Coraki to Dampier in Western Australia.

KILLARNEY Historical Society last weekend completed stage two of a three-stage project started by Killarney Area Progress Association.

Historical society president Tony Pearson said KAPA restored the old bullock-drawn timber jinker about five years ago and it was handed over to the historical society to be placed at the front of the heritage centre.

The original project was to restore the timber jinker to go on show then have a log placed on it, followed by some fibreglass bullocks, pending funding to finance the project.

Tony said last Sunday saw the jinker, which had been at the front of the centre, placed on stumps with an eight-tonne tallowwood log on the jinker.

Mr Pearson said the next stage of the project would see two fibreglass bullocks yoked up and hooked to the jinker.

Last weekend's project to get the jinker and log in place came with the help of Bill Brown, who supplied the log, Carramar timbers for the ironbark stumps, Wickham Farms for transporting the log and Bellingham Cranes to lift the gear in place.

Maricy Dalsanto and her horse, Lucky, and dog Della had an overnight stay in Killarney last Saturday during their 5000km walk from Coraki to Dampier in Western Australia.

Miss Dalsanto, who has been in Australia for 14 years, said she was inspired by how the Aussies travelled with pack horses years ago and decided she wanted to do it.

Trekking from Coraki to Dampier would be her way of experiencing travelling on foot with a pack horse.

Della is also carrying supplies with her own little back pack.

Maricy said she would raise money for Animal Welfare League as she made her way across Australia, which she expected to take 12 months.

Maricy said she had a Facebook page set up under Della Destiny where people could follow her journey.

The page will be updated regularly with stories and photos.

Topics:  facebook, killarney historical society, project, warwick


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