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Sam Hughes on charity round-Australia tractor journey | Stock Journal



Gap years have become a thing of the past for most teenagers now that exotic overseas locations have been closed off but Sam Hughes from Maleny is on the adventure of a lifetime.

The 18-year-old has decked out a 1957 Chamberlain 9G tractor in bright orange, hitched up a similarly eye-catching trailer, popped a boat and the body of a small plane in RFDS livery on top, and is making his way around Australia at a top speed of 40 kilometres an hour.

Along the way he’s hoping to pick up odd jobs and raise money for Dolly’s Dream as well as the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and if his hi-vis Trademutt shirts are any indication, thinking of others in need is important to him.

He says his family taught him that if he can help others out, he should.

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