40 buckets of snails and an ‘accidental’ Aussie

By Ieva Tomsons

WHEN Rosemary and Miska Madacsi (left) rolled into Toodyay in 1998, they came with a ton of enthusiasm and 40 20-litre buckets filled with snails.

On the past 20 years they have established new businesses, run the town’s first taxi service and contributed to numerous community events and volunteer groups.

They renovated the run-down Stirling House in Toodyay’s main street where they ran bed and breakfast accommodation and The Empire Tearooms, and built a snail-processing shed and massive straw-bale house on their West Toodyay farm.

But there is still no sign of the snails – yet.

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