Community and charity work
Right from the start, it was envisaged that the Eurobodalla Woodies would have a lively role in community and charity work.That lofty aim was realised from the start, and continues today.
Charity begins at home
at home, so they say, and so do we. Our home was at
the Original Gold Rush Colony at Mogo, and in
recognition of their generosity to us, we were happy
to support their aims to provide an educational and
enjoyable experience for visitors to the area. The
Colony had many buildings and features that
represent life as it was in the Gold Rush days.
Woodies building the Original Gold
Rush Colony Train Station.
survived the 2020 fire.)
A playground with a difference!
Several Woodies took on a project to provide play equipment for the Mogo playground.A small reserve in between the businesses on the Highway that runs through the retail section of Mogo Village.
The logs came from the remains of the Runnyford Bridge which needed replacing.
Finished and ready to go!
Christmas Shoe Box
Every year the Anglican and Uniting Churches put together shoe boxes full of small gifts for disadvantaged children overseas. The contents have to be light to keep postage costs as low as possible.
Val and others of the Woodies put together a batch of half size wooden cars to go in these boxes. Below is the latest lot of cars to get their baby oil bath before being dispatched.
The Apothecary's Cabinet
The Gold Rush Colony
The Apothecary's cabinet in the Barber / Undertaker/ Doctor / Dentist's building needed rejuvenation and rebuild.
Eric and Ann took this project on and after many weeks of exacting carpentry skills the cabinet was finally reinstated.
The MDHS had a phone box sadly in need
of restoration.It had seen better days and was in bad
shape.The Woodies were asked if they could
do anything. Unfortunately the job became a rebuild
not a restoration as much of the box had modern
'repairs'. Some parts of the box were usable, such
as the metal roof however most of the main carcass had to be
Leaning up against the bench to the right of the box you can see the discarded useless pieces of the box that were unusable.
Ken giving the phone box a touch up before it leaves the shed.
The Woodies construction team handed over the refurbished box to David Montgomery and Huon Hassall of the Moruya Historical Society.
The box was carefully carried and packed into the trailer ready for it's return journey to the Museum.
The restored phone box back at the Moruya Historical Museum.
All that's left is to find a suitable handle for the door and install a telephone as close to the originals as possible.
The Digger's Rest
The outdoor eating tables at the Digger's Rest were sadly in need of refurbishment. A team of Woodies got together and the result is a testament to their skill and attention to detail.
Unfortunately these were destroyed in the fire.
A swing seat for Nardy House
A Garden for Tyson
A raised garden bed was constructed for Tyson of Batemans Bay High School.
Of course it will be of great benefit to those that come after him in the years to come.
Tyson and Bob from the Woodies discussing his plants. Just a little bit of help to plant the latest veggie seedling.
Cupboard for Batemans Bay Preschool
Park Bench for the Botanical Gardens