Looking back at the Hacker family’s time in Charleville
WAY BACK WHEN WITH GEORGE BALSILLIE AT HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM
THOSE WERE THE DAYS: This is the first in a series of photos of Edward Hacker who came to Charleville in the 1920s. Accompanied by his wife and two young daughters, he brought a bore drilling rig – steam traction engine powered – to put a bore down on a property north of town. This photo shows him dragging mulga for firing the engine, and cooking. There are three shipping containers of water for both the steam engine and washing. The family probably camped at the site for around six weeks. Next week, we’ll follow their progress as work continues.