The White Tunnel. By Nyasa Holmes. (nee Woods)

This incident happened in the days when we all used to swim up at the Hudson dam at the Fairbridge Farm Molong.

I do not remember it well being only 6 or 7 yrs of age at the time. We were in a fenced off area for non swimmers and Rosy Bates and myself got out of our depth. I can remember Rosie clinging to me and dragging me down. I am sure we were both near to losing consciousness, as I can remember the White Tunnel experience of near death.

However one of the older boys came along and we both grabbed hold of him, he rescued us. I think we nearly drowned him ┬áin our panic. I never really knew who that boy was. He would have to be in his mid to late 70″s by now, as i am 70.

If you are out there oh gallant gentleman, I would like to express my thanks for saving both our lives. Not sure that even my mother Ruth Woods was aware of the incident.

You are my hero.  Nyasa Holmes.

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About The Phantom

Came to Fairbridge Molong in 1957 and began immediately as a farm trainee. I was 15 yrs old. I loved the work,but found it very lonely and the bullying was awful. Billy Gelson saved me many times in Orange cottage from beatings. I loved this man. I have had a successful life with a wife who died in 2003. I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Life has been a challenge since Maureen died.. Brian K OF
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