Fred the Fergie


This story is told from the perspective of Fred the Fergie – a tractor who was owned by a farmer who used me for picking oranges. Fred lived in a small town called Wentworth, which was surrounded by two rivers, the Murray and the Darling. In 1956 there was a big flood and Fred talks about how he helped the town.

Bob and Marj Jolley, for their information and stories. Deb Bennett, Library Technician/Local Studies. Jenny McLeod, President of the Wentworth Historical Society who provided us with the historical photos. Geoffrey Heuzenroeder, who talked to us about his Ferguson Tractor. “By God and by Fergie…we beat the flood”, edited by Carmel Chapman.


School: Wentworth Public School

Year Published: 2017

Publisher: Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre

This book was funded by Western Local Land Services and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.