Tea and Sugar Christmas by Jane JollyDid you know that for 81 years from until a train travelled from Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta delivering provisions to the workers and their families that lived in the settlements along the train line? These workers — fellers, maintenance workers, and gangers, who were in charge of a group of labourers — lived in basic railway camps along the railway line and it was their job to maintain the line across the Nullabor Plain. The train, known as the Tea and Sugar train, delivered provisions, services, and a link to the world beyond these tiny settlements. The arrival of the train was the biggest event around and children and adults alike would watch out for the train coming. Which brings us to our story:.
Tea and Sugar Train
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The fun begins. It was the best day of the whole year. But the special Christmas train only came once a year. Xavier College!
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When you open the folded left-hand page, when Father Christmas travelled the line, however. Cumberland Council. Will she receive a Christmas gift from him. Buy Now. The biggest excitement for the children was the first Thursday of December every year!
The train was significant because it provided all the supplies used by remote towns in South and Western Australia. The Tea and Sugar began in as a supply train for workers constructing the Trans-Australian Railway. Railway workers depended on the train for every necessity as the rail link was the main form of regular transport into the region. After the line was completed, settlements began to grow along the line route, and there became a growing need to transport city luxuries to these isolated areas. Livestock were brought on this train as food for the settlements, and the train had its own butchering facilities.
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