Bill Trembath worked at Moble for thirty-eight years; as Pa Rutledge often comments, “He was almost permanent.”
He was a fine stock man who worked for three generations of Rutledges, his patience for each generation declining with the years. He then retired on Moble, looking after the vegetable garden with no great enthusiasm. Bill fought in WW1 and is buried in the Quilpie Cemetery.
In 1990, we shifted the remaining room of his hut and it became for many years the School House for the four Rutledge sisters and a long line of varyingly traumatised governesses. When boarding school finally beckoned the last child, we cleaned out the broken rulers and the old Traeger radio and it was turned into a bedroom.
Bill’s Hut now belies its tumultuous years of Rutledge education and is a place of calm reflection with a double brass bed, pot belly stove and a short walk to the best shower in western Queensland.
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What our guests say
Thank you for making our anniversary one to remember the service and facilities were impeccable, would highly recommend it to anyone wanting an extra special time away I the outback. Thanks again, we will be back again soon.— COREY R
I just love it! The family, the food and the Jacks are the perfect combo for a break away in the spectacular outback in a beautiful creative country garden.— Megan T
I have never, in all my travels, come across anything like Moble. Brian, Kylie and Meg are the sincerest, most genuine and fantastically capable hosts. We arrived as coincidental customers, and will most certainly be back as friends.
I cannot emphasise strongly enough how great everything about Moble is, and would pay 5 times the price to stay there again.— Chris S
Moble Homestead always feels like home, delightful people and superb accommodation. An unforgettable experience.— Di M
A beautiful experience, with beautiful people; well worth the drive.— Harriet W