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WELCOME to the first and last hotel in South Australia! 

The Cockburn Progress Association 

 would like to welcome 

Lindsay and Heather Drust 

A little about Lindsay and Heather.


We were both born in Broken Hill where we lived until we married in 1974 and moved to Dampier in Western Australia.

Our current home address is in Mooroopna, Victoria but we have not lived there for some time after heading off on part 2 of our Nomadic Adventure in our Traveller Caravan in March 2019. I say part 2 as we spent 16 months in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia before heading home for Christmas, getting the house in order to rent then heading off again.

For the past 21 months we have undertaken a variety of volunteer jobs in both New South Wales and Queensland with the majority of the time spent in Queensland. At the start of the Covid 19 we were fortunate to have secured a role as caretakers on a property between Richmond and Hughenden where we spent 3 months. For the past few months, we have been volunteering with Rural Aid on Farm Rescues at Gayndah, Monto and Cunnamulla.

As Cunnamulla was so close to the New South Wales border, we had covered a lot of ground in Queensland and the weather was getting warmer we decided to head south into New South Wales with no immediate plans in mind.

Heather looked at the Coburn Hotel Facebook page and saw that a manager was needed to reopen the hotel. As we had spent a few weeks in 2018 helping out at the hotel we knew the layout of the hotel, campground and rest area. After a short discussion we decided to apply as we knew it was something that we would both enjoy. There is also the added bonus of having family in Broken Hill and on surrounding properties. So that got us to where we are with plans to help this small community in any way we can while our adventure continues.

Lindsay is a “Jack of all Trades”, likes to keep busy and enjoys a yarn as well as an avid collector of classic cars.

Heather is a member of the Country Women’s Association and enjoys cooking, craft, photography and computers.

Call in and see us, you will be most welcome.

We are looking forward to seeing you back soon

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