A STUFFED echidna, bird and snake enclosures, sheets of Colorbond and even a utility will be items for auction at the Ettamogah wildlife sanctuary.
The auction will be a final goodbye to Oze-Wildlife that closed in May, less than two years after its 40th anniversary.
“A lot of people have many childhood memories of this place,” Friends of Ettamogah chairman Daryl West said.
“This will be their last chance to look around before the land is sold.”
Mr West believes the site would suit a trucking depot.
“The building would be good for an office — there’s plenty of space for trucks and the toilets have showers, so it’s a good set-up,” he said.
Mr West has spent three months cleaning, clearing out gutters and organising the sale.
“It’s been a big job and a lot of people ask me why I bother,” he said.
“But if the money is going to Wonga Wetlands, I want to maximise the price of the land.”
The auction proceeds will be used to pay an electricity bill, with any money left over going to wildlife shelters.
Mr West recently found a home for two dingos, the last of the sanctuary’s remaining animals.
“A woman who used to work at a dingo farm came and picked them up from Bacchus Marsh,” he said.
Mr West is now hoping people will support the sale.
“There are plenty of tables, chairs, shelving and kitchen appliances,” he said.
“Everything that isn’t bolted down will be for sale.
“Things like the rotunda will stay, it adds to the value of the place.
“There will even be a ute for sale and it won’t be very expensive.”
Items will be grouped in lots, with the auction starting at 9am on Saturday.