Weasel words

CHARLIE Wroth is a Wheatbelt farmer who – like others who work the land – is a blunt man of action who speaks his mind.

He showed those qualities 10 years ago when a catastrophic bushfire devastated Toodyay, destroyed 38 homes and left deep scars on our precious community.

Mr Wroth is largely credited with helping to lead a massive recovery effort that demanded strong leadership and decisive action in a community numb with shock.

Corners were cut, feathers ruffled and noses put out of joint to provide urgent assistance to devastated home-owners.

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Michael Sinclair-Jones