Burrumbuttock Hay Runners arrive in Cunnamulla on Australia Day

PEOPLE lined the streets waving Australian flags and even visitors were moved to tears as the convoy of Burrumbuttock Hay Runners hit their target in Queensland.

More than 100 trucks made their way into the small town of Cunnamulla.

In what was the ultimate gesture of Australian spirit, the drivers all donated their time and machines to come to the aid of farmers while a group of Gold Coasters who raised more than $20,000 for the event also made the trek to the south west. 


Among the drivers was possibly the youngest hay runner ever, eight-month-old Ardon Lidgard who made the trek with parents Joel Lidgard and Leah Byrne from near Sydney. 

The hay will be distributed to more than 100 producers, among them Mac and Mary Haig, near Eulo.

Mary Haig. Photo: Lucy Kinbacher

Mary Haig. Photo: Lucy Kinbacher