Kitchen and living was on the third level, with bathroom/toilet/wash house on the fourth level. The animals were locked the animals away each night on the first level, behind electric fences, as they have marauding dogs in the area. Then they let them out each morning.

I fed them stale bread and Weetbix whilst Barry shut the gate each night. It was a one-man job to let them out in the morning, which Barry did whilst I fed the birds. When it came time to leave we needed two 4WD vehicles to drag us up roadside, as we had had a lot of rain. We’re very glad they had a 4WD, or we would have been stuck.