“This was where farmers would meet to counsel each other during the drought, there was no fancy stuff back then,” Dulcie Johnston said looking at a famous community church beautifully shaded by trees and overlooking farm land at Wuuluman near Wellington.
Dulcie says the church is intrinsically linked to the Johnston family since it was built in 1917.
It is now a little worse for wear, the stumps underneath the church are shoddy, and she is working with Community Partnerships program between the Wellington community and NSW Corrective Services to spruce it up.
The group targeted with preserving the history of the site held another of its meetings last night.
“We had 30 people here the other day, a country community of all denominations praying together,” she said.
“The work of the Community Partnerships will be fantastic for this little church which is connected to all farmers in the area.
The former schoolteacher has had a life which took her round the state and today, proud of where she has been and how the future looks, Dulcie Johnston is “flying the flag” for this church which needs help and is part of our local heritage.
“It wasn’t really the done thing to be a school teacher,” the 70-odd-year-old patron of the church and the small community said.
“My parents weren’t excited about it but working with children with special needs and those who battled in those days has made even more determined to enrich my life through supporting our community church.”