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Highfields Australia Day

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From:Friday 26 January 2018
To:Friday 26 January 2018
Time:8:00am - 05:00pm Friday 26 January 2018
Location:Highfields Pioneer Village, 73 Wirraglen Road, Highfields, QLD 4352 Australia
 

AUSTRALIA DAY 26TH JANUARY 2018

HIGHFIELDS PIONEER VILLAGE, MUSEUM AND PARK INC. 

73 WIRRAGLEN RD HIGHFIELDS QLD 4352, 07 4696 6309.

PROGRAM

9:00am                     Aboriginal Art Talks (1)

                                  Entertainment by Trevor Dodds (62)

9:30am                     Milking the cow, separating & butter making (19)

10:00am                  Official Opening of the Bakery

10:15am                  Schools In (59)  

10:30am                  Working Draft Horse (20) (Billy Tea & Damper all day (8)

10:45am                  Sheep Shearing &  Official Opening of the Shearing Shed(38)                    

10:50am                  Family Games & Sheaf Tossing Competition (63)

11:00am                           Tour of the Toowoomba Fire Brigade Museum (61)
11:20am                   Rope Making (16)

11:30am                   Bee Keeping Demonstration (12)

Aboriginal Dance Workshop: Don Nikkelson (62)

A visit from Blazer Bear the lovable mascot from Fire Brigade

12:00noon               Lunch Break, Damper Making Demonstration & Comp (9)

                                  and judging period costume (62) 

12:30pm                  Music by Cactoblastis and a visit from Ned Kelly! (17)
1:00pm                     Whip Cracking School (22) 

1:15pm                     Farmer’s Ingenuity Show (32)
1:25pm                     Family Games (63)

1:30pm                     Wheel Tyring at the Blacksmith's Shop (10) 
2:00pm           Official Ceremony for AUSTRALIA DAY: (62)

  • Welcome by MC: Gordon Patterson- Highfields FM
  • Didgeridoo performance by Don Nikkelson. 
  • Flag Raising by Scouts, Guides& Singing of National Anthem 
  • Affirmation, Welcoming of new citizens by Hon. Trevor Watts MP

 Guest Speakers: Ambassador

  • & Senior Speaker     
  • Junior Guest Speakers (Topic – What Australia Means To Me!)

TCC, Highfields Primary & Secondary, Mary Mackillop School, Geham 

  • Awards Presentation by Mayor Paul Antonio, Cr. Bill Cahill & Senator Moore 
  • Damper making Competition prize presentation by Mervyn Polzin
  • Woolworths Colouring Competition prize presentation 
  • Official Ceremony ends with "Home among the gum trees".

2:30pm- 3:30pm Free Billy Tea & Damper sponsored by Toowoomba R Council
3:30pm – 5pm         Entertainment by Cactoblastis, sponsored by Bendigo Bank

Other Attractions during the day:-
Blacksmithing, Tinsmithing, Silversmithing, Animal Nursery, Pioneer Toys, Model  trains, Stationary Engines, Markets, Raffles, Sausage Sizzle, Food & Drinks, Billy Tea & Damper, Scouts & Guides, Music by T Dodds, Cactoblastis, Aboriginal Art Display, Didgeridoo Performance by Don Nikkelson.

Highfields Pioneer Village
73 Wirraglen Road
Highfields
QLD
4352
Australia
 
Entry charges - AdultGold Coin Donation
Entry charges - ChildGold Coin Donation
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Contact phone 07 4696 6309
Booking information
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Is food and drink available?Yes
Are toilets available?Yes
Is there disabled access?Yes

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