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The Travelling Jackaroo chugs through SA

Abbie Tiller

The Travelling Jackaroo and his old Tractor on the road for a cause

Just when we thought we’d seen every form of charity voyage pass through SA, from solar vehicles, to running brothers and shuffling walkers, along comes the Travelling Jackaroo.

Shaking the tin for three charities close to the heart of outback Australia, the Queensland youngster’s mode of transport is a bright orange 1957 Chamberlin 9G tractor, towing a trailer, topped with a wingless Beechcraft Musketeer.

Inside the trailer is a fairy floss machine, jumping castle and cinema screen, helping 21 year old Sam Hughes raise funds for Dolly’s Dream, the Royal Flying Doctors and Drought Angels.

Hughes left his home in Maloney, Queensland, just after his 18th birthday, and is still enjoying his slow trip around the country, meeting thousands of Aussies and so far raising more than $150,000 for charity.

This week, he’s made his way through Port Wakefield, before chugging into the big smoke to meet some fans. Follow The Travelling Jackaroo , and find the links to his charities pinned to the top of his Facebook page.


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