Sixty kilometres from Onslow, on the Onslow Access Road, a popular stopover for tourists is ‘Bobby’s Tree’. A lone snappy gum struggling to survive in the harsh desert terrain, this tree was regularly watered by one of Shire’s grader operators whenever his work took him past this point ensuring its development into a healthy, mature tree.
The inscription on the plaque reads as follows.
This tree is respectfully known as ‘Bobby’s Tree’. Bob McAullay, a Shire grader operator from 1969 to 1980, nurtured this tree in it’s infancy and in recognition of this, the Main Roads Department and Shire Council ensured that the tree remained when the Onslow Access road was aligned and sealed.