Friends of Fa­gan Park

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News -

Plan­ning is un­der way for our next Open day on ANZAC Day, Wed­nes­day, 25th April. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come and see all our dis­plays. It may be of in­ter­est to peo­ple that ev­ery item on dis­play in the mu­se­ums and home­stead is in orig­i­nal con­di­tion, and in the case of me­chan­i­cal items like trac­tors, en­gines, carts etc, all in work­ing or­der. We choose to bring out a se­lec­tion each Open Day and give them a run.

The prob­lems with the Far­mall F14 trac­tor restora­tion project men­tioned pre­vi­ously have been over­come, and we can now re­port that as of 6th March, it is run­ning quite well and was driven around the Mu­seum area to cel­e­brate. There re­mains only some tidying up, paint touch up and fit­ting of de­cals to com­plete the project. It is 67 years since it last ran, so it gives a lot of sat­is­fac­tion to see it fi­nally re­stored. We started in Au­gust 2015, so it has been a 2½-year project. A photo of the trac­tor and some of the vol­un­teers who have been in­volved in the project is fea­tured. As men­tioned be­fore, it has quite a his­tory, which will be part of our ANZAC Day dis­play.

The Friends of Fa­gan Park main­tain the gar­dens around Netherby Home­stead, and in spring in par­tic­u­lar they are mag­nif­i­cent. With re­cent rain, ev­ery­thing has bounced back from the very dry spell. If res­i­dents have any re­pairs need­ing the at­ten­tion of our black­smiths, please feel free to bring them to the park, (on a Tues­day morn­ing for pref­er­ence), and they will be only too happy to as­sist. If you have any en­quiries, please feel free to con­tact me at any time.

Ian Brown­ing, Hon­orary Cu­ra­tor, 0419 435 475.

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