Big Lizzie


| May/June 1980



Australian Tractor

254 Pond Point Avenue, Milford, Connecticut 06460.

I think I may have an interesting sequel to an article that I had sent in quite some time ago. Back in the July-August issue of G.E.M. 1972 you published a picture of an old Australian Tractor that I had sent in (page 4). Since then I received quite an interesting letter and information from a gentleman in Victoria, Australia pertaining to that picture.

I am now sending the picture along with a copy of Mr. Sloane's letter and a short story about 'Big Lizzie'. I think the readers may be interested in it.

From: Hugh Shane, Buninyong, Vic. 3357 Australia.

Dear Mr. Clark I was interested to read in the Gas Engine Magazine of your Trumbull tractor and your correspondence with a late Mr. Rewell of Victoria.

I immediately recognized the photograph as that of the machine known here as 'Big Lizzie'. The history of 'Big Lizzie' is well known in Victoria although most accounts will differ in some details. The facts given to you appear to have many discrepancies which is puzzling.