Tractors flood the town


If it were not for tractors the NSW town of Wentworth, and many others along the River Murray, would have been under water in the 1956 flood. Source: Stock And Land

So to celebrate the crucial work tractors did during the Great Flood the town hosts a tractor rally every five years.

In 2016 the town will be commemorating 60 years since the one-in-a-100 year flood in the region.

The Great Flood Rally attracts not only farmers and tractor enthusiasts from the surrounding areas but from across Australia.

There are a number of people from SA taking part including some from the Riverland region and the Fleurieu Peninsula.

For Inman Valley resident Don Blesing this year will be the fourth time he has taken part in the rally. Mr Blesing is a member of the Harry Ferguson Tractor Club, which is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Ferguson Tractors, associated implements and the collection of memorabilia.

He is taking two 1952 Massey Ferguson T820 tractors up to Wentworth for the rally, one for him to drive, and one for a mate.

The two Masseys are just a small part of his massive collection of vintage tractors, along with cars and antiques.