"We made history and we had no idea what we were doing."
Noel Townsend is the last surviving member of a humble crew of Griffith farm hands who traveled across oceans and into a foreign land to feed a booming country on the other side of the world.
As a fresh-faced 16 year old Mr Townsend was part of an extraordinary plan to take 1500 head of sheep from Griffith to Israel in 1958, something that had never been attempted before.
Mr Townsend's incredible story has now been immortalised in film thanks to the curiosity and perseverance of Pioneer Park Museum's curator Bonnie Owen.
"Someone had told me about some 'sheep exports' story and I thought I had to get onto it and so I reached out to Noel. Since then, we've become good mates," Ms Owen said of how the project got off the ground over three years ago.
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Ms Owen then went in search of Carmel farm in Benerembah where Mr Townsend worked for the Jewish medical practitioner turned grazier Dr Solomon Goldberg.
"Noel had told me that at the shearing shed from his memory, they had the tally of how many sheep they sheered on the wall. His name and the others of the crew would be there and I wondered if it was still there," Ms Owen explained.
"So I got my detective hat on and started asking around about Carmel and I managed to find it and the numbers and everything are still there today."
They shot the video out at the site over one day and after three solid months of editing, the story of Sol's Ark was ready to be shared with the world.
"This story connects to world history on so many levels," Ms Owen said.
"1958 was after the Second World War and there was a lot of post-war migration to Israel so the population went through the roof and they needed to feed people.
"The video has been so popular online because everybody has a connection whether it's directly to the crew or the family or people who worked with Dr Goldberg."
Sol's Ark is available for everyone to enjoy online at the Griffith Pioneer Park Museum Facebook page and Mr Townsend now having watched the film says he is overcome with gratitude of being given the chance to share his story.
"I'm the only one left of the crew now, everyone else is deceased. I still have trouble getting my head around it. Something that happened 62 years ago which was a hard job, I didn't realise at the time how important it was," Mr Townsend said.
"I am so grateful to Bonnie that this story is going to live. But I am sad that Claude, Harold, Col and Geoff never knew how important it was. If they did, we never spoke about it."