In this Binna Burra family story, Fran Shute shares memories of her husband Laurie’s arrival at the lodge in the 1960s and how they met. Laurie started as a maintenance worker, but his skills as a fitter, turner, and toolmaker soon became valuable in designing and building new cabins and a kiosk. The story also touches on their journey to Western Australia and returning to Binna Burra with their newborn son.
Additionally, the story includes plans and images from the construction of the old cabins at Binna Burra, providing a unique glimpse into the building process of these beloved structures that were unfortunately lost in the devastating 2019 Black Summer Bushfires.
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