Back to the pig’s back

Alan Anderson launches Dot Moore's book "Home on the Pig's Back". 114212_01

THEY came from Darwin, Adelaide, New Zealand and Melbourne to catch up with mates some hadn’t seen in 50 years.
The Anderson Meatworks reunion on the Australia Day weekend was a roaring success, with 180 people attending one of the weekend’s signature events, dinner at the Wallangarra Railway Station Café.
Organised by the Wallangarra Jennings Progress Association, the atmosphere was electric as old friendships were re-ignited at a leisurely Meet and Greet, according to Brendan Cusack.
“This atmosphere was to set the scene for the rest of the weekend,” he said.
At the Saturday night dinner Alan Anderson, grandson of A.W. Anderson, launched Dot Moore’s history of the meatworks, Home on the Pig’s Back.
Mrs Moore is the widow of Ron Moore, who was manager when the meatworks closed in 1981.
Other members of the Anderson family were also present, David and his wife Mari, Peter and Justine, and their cousin Beth Stokes, and Alan’s wife Connie.
Special mention was made of Trevor Toms from Brisbane, who was 92, and Geoff Walker (son of Doug Walker), who was celebrating his 87th birthday.
“The Aussie Country Dance on Sunday evening in the School of Arts Hall provided a fitting finale to a most enjoyable weekend,” Mr Cusack said.
“While the dancers obviously did not want the evening to end, the curtain finally came down on two days which we hope will remain a cherished memory for all those who attended our Anderson Meatworks Reunion.”