Robert Lusby - Family support

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Department of Veterans' Affairs


I think my family, that was very important for them to support, we had planted, believe it nor not, several hundred olive trees on our farm just before I was called up. And it was a drought in the Hunter. On the weekends, they'd load up a trailer with water from our home in Sydney and they'd take it up and then water all those trees.

We had plastic bags that we had around it and dripped the water out over the week. We didn't lose another tree in the two or three months that I was out of action from preparation and getting there and all that sort of stuff. So I was very proud of them for doing that. They thought it was a duty to keep the olive trees going when I was over in Rwanda.

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