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Farmall tractor restored by ‘the boys’ displayed Australia Day 2015.

Farmall tractor restored by ‘the boys’ displayed
Australia Day 2015.

Thank you to the Grapevine Committee and readers for your support throughout 2015.  Yes, the reality is that another year is quickly coming to a busy end.

Already, planning for 2016 is taking place, especially for Australia Day.  Pleasant weather has been requested; vintage car clubs have committed and will be in John Scott Park.   Bob the Bee Man will talk about his hives of stingless native bees in the museum’s grounds; Blacksmith Martin Wynne–Hughes will be working; children can entertain themselves with a treasure hunt; The Gap Pioneer & History group will be displaying working miniature petrol, steam and Stirling engines; not forgetting the Ozzie sausage sizzle etc. 

Richard Carroll will sign his book Turrwan, for visitors.  This is his first novel which is set in Queensland in the nineteenth century. It is a tale of coming of age, adventure, love and payback based on the real-life figure of Tom Petrie and set against the historical background of colonial Australia. ‘Learn about history in a fun way through the historical novel’, says Richard.

More attractions than those mentioned above will be set up on Australia Day Tuesday 26th January 2016.

Come along for an affordable family day. For further information contact Geoff 3289 2743 or 0417 610 983.

Seasons’ Greetings and Best Wishes for 2016 from Samford Museum members.                                               *


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