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Highfields Australia Day Celebrations

From:Saturday 26 January 2019
To:Saturday 26 January 2019
Time:9:00am -  Saturday 26 January 2019
Location:Highfields Pioneer Village, 73 Wirraglen Road, Highfields, QLD 4352 Australia

Australia Day Celebrations at Highfields Pioneer Village, Wirraglen Road

Entry from 9:00am, $3.00 entry, free entry from 1:30pm with awards commencing at 2:00pm



9:00am             Entertainment by Trevor Dodds (62)

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

10:00am          Schools In

10:15am          Opening of the Brennan Family Museum

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

10:45am           Sheep Shearing (2)

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)

                            Damper Making Demonstration & Comp (9)

Aboriginal Dance Workshop: Don Nikkelson (62)

A visit from Blazer Bear – Toowoomba Fire Brigade.

12:00noon      Lunch Break, And judging period costume (62)

                            A visit from Ned Kelly! (17)

12:30pm           Entertainment by Terry Arnold & Catie May (62)

1:00pm             Whip Cracking School (22)

1:15pm             Sheep Shearing (60)

1:25pm             Family Games (63)

1:30pm             Wheel Tyring at the Blacksmith's Shop (10) 

1:45pm             Book Launch by Margaret Deacon


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 introduced by Dr. John McVeigh MP

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

Highfields State School, Highfields State Secondary College, Mary Mackillop Catholic College, Toowoomba Christian College & Geham State School

  • ·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 Terry Arnold & Catie May, sponsored by Bendigo Bank

Other Attractions during the day:-
Blacksmithing, Tinsmithing, Silversmithing, Animal Nursery, Mini Steam Train, Model T Bus rides, Stationary Engines, Beekeeping, Markets, Raffles, Sausage Sizzle, Food & Drinks, Billy Tea & Damper, Scouts & Guides, Music by Trevor Dodds, Terry Arnold & Catie May, Col Tonscheck, Aboriginal Art Display.


Highfields Pioneer Village
73 Wirraglen Road
Entry charges - Adult$3
Entry charges - Child$3
Entry charges - Concession$3
Booking information
Event website
Is food and drink available?Yes
Are toilets available?Yes
Is there disabled access?Yes


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