All ready for egg re-en­act­ment

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS -

A FULL dress re­hearsal has been held for Satur­day’s re-en­act­ment of the egg-throw­ing in­ci­dent at War­wick Rail­way Sta­tion.

All that is left is the performance on Satur­day, and di­rec­tor Donna Page is im­pressed with how the re­hearsals have gone.

“All of the play­ers are from War­wick and Stan­thorpe, we are hop­ing for a crowd of 200,” she said.

Sup­port­ers and op­po­nents of Prime Min­is­ter Billy Hughes, dressed in the cos­tumes of the day, will be in­volved in a scuf­fle at the 2pm performance on Satur­day.

There will be seat­ing on the plat­form so peo­ple can watch the ac­tion.

There was a crowd when then Prime Min­is­ter Billy Hughes ar­rived in War­wick in 1917 to call for sup­port for his Con­scrip­tion Ref­er­en­dum. For the re-en­act­ment, Peter von Stieglitz, who is play­ing the PM, will ar­rive on the South­ern Downs Steam Rail­way train.

The 11th Light Horse, War­wick Troop, will be in the War­wick Rail­way Sta­tion fore­court along with Mick Brad­ford’s heavy horses and carts, vin­tage cars and mo­tor­cy­cles.

Mayor Tracy Do­bie will start plat­form ac­tiv­i­ties at 1pm with a wel­come and then the War­wick City Band and Bris­bane Com­bined Unions Choir will per­form.

Just be­fore the re-en­act­ment, Amy Brad­field will re­cite three po­ems that re­late to an is­sue which deeply di­vided the na­tion in 1917.

War­wick Sunrise Ro­tary will run a bar­be­cue from 11am to 4pm in the Goods Shed where rail­way mem­o­ra­bilia will be dis­played.

PHOTO: GER­ARD WALSH

DRESSED TO IM­PRESS: Sup­port­ers of Prime Min­is­ter Billy Hughes (from left) Nancy De Prada, Han­nah Briggs, Jes­sica Goodlet, Amy Brad­field, Neil Bon­nell, Clare McHugh von Stieglitz, Lach­lan and Rosie Cor­ney and Lewis von Stieglitz at a full dress re­hearsal for the re-en­act­ment on Satur­day of the egg throw­ing in­ci­dent.

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