“Wise­man’s Colo­nial Week­end”— In­au­gu­ral Event

Wise­man’s Ferry May 19/20 2018

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Wisemans Ferry News -

The town­ship of Wise­mans Ferry will be filled with a host of his­tor­i­cal en­ter­tain­ments this com­ing May for the in­au­gu­ral Wise­man’s Colo­nial Week­end as Solomon Wise­man him­self wel­comes colo­nial theatre, street en­ter­tain­ment, pe­riod buskers, ar­ti­san stalls, indige­nous cer­e­mony and clas­sic colo­nial bush dance to the town along with the pre­miere of an­other TWO brand new ‘Theatre in the Wild’ pro­duc­tions from the Con­vict Foot­prints team over the week­end.

Part­ner­ing with the Wise­mans Ferry For­got­ten Val­ley As­so­ci­a­tion and lo­cal spon­sors in­clud­ing ma­jor spon­sor WFR Real Es­tate Agents, Con­vict Foot­prints brings their unique brand of liv­ing his­tory im­mer­sive en­ter­tain­ment to the pic­turesque river­side town with a day of rov­ing street theatre cul­mi­nat­ing in the first pre­miere of the week­end as they launch a brand new pro­duc­tion on the Satur­day evening at the Wise­mans Ferry Inn. The show in­cludes a de­li­cious Aus­tralian Spit Roast din­ner and will be fol­lowed by a free fire­works dis­play. The night con­tin­ues on with clas­sic colo­nial bush dance pro­vided by the much cel­e­brated Oz­i­maid Bush Band, with a prize for the best dressed gent and lady in colo­nial cos­tume. The fun con­tin­ues Sun­day as an­other brand new Con­vict Foot­prints show pre­mieres at the amaz­ing To­bruk Sta­tion with shows morn­ing & af­ter­noon - join them up the hill above the town for a bawdy his­tor­i­cal romp through our coun­try’s farm­ing his­tory as ac­tors, stock­men, Jil­la­roos, sheep, dogs, horses, ac­tors dressed as sheep... all come to­gether in a won­der­fully chaotic en­ter­tain­ment which in­cludes a clas­sic Aus­tralian bush BBQ lunch.

Bring the whole fam­ily on a trip back through time to Wise­man’s Colo­nial Week­end, 19th/20th May 2018 - a des­ti­na­tion of his­tor­i­cal events for all the fam­ily that’s sure to en­ter­tain as well as ed­u­cate on a lit­tle of the area’s lo­cal his­tory. Free en­try to town­ship/day events/stalls etc and fire­works.

Tick­ets for ei­ther of the Con­vict Foot­prints show/meal spe­cial events are avail­able on­line from


There are a wide va­ri­ety of ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions avail­able in the Wise­mans Ferry area from the re­cently re­stored colo­nial quar­ters at the Wise­mans Ferry Inn to fam­ily camp­ing and cab­ins at Del Rio, and ev­ery­thing in be­tween. See the Wise­mans Ferry web­site or Face­book pages for more in­for­ma­tion.

From Left to Right/Top-Bot­tom -All Con­vict Foot­prints cast un­less noted oth­er­wise: Lew McDon­nell. Jerry Ret­ford, Le­ofric Kings­ford Smith, Pauline Kings­ford Smith, Liz Tem­ple­ton [WFFVA], An­thony McAuliffe [Wise­man’s Ferry Inn]

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