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KARRAGULLEN EXPO OCTOBER 2013   

The Karragullen Expo celebrated its 30th year on Saturday 12th October 2013. It is conducted by the Hills Orchard Improvement Group. The event was a great success and is thought to  have been the best ever. A tremendous amount of planning went into this event by Roma Spiccia and the rest of a very hard working Committee.

The Pickering Brook Heritage Group participated for the fourth time, displaying their heritage photo displays and the computers demonstrating the Website. A lot of interest was shown and many new leads and family contacts were made.

 

  KARRAGULLEN EXPO 30th YEAR CAKE    #1

 

  TOM PRICE , BRUNO DEL SIMONE & OTHER MEMBERS 
 OF THE HILLS ORCHARD IMPROVEMENT GROUP CUTTING THE CAKE  #2

 

  TOM PRICE PRESENTING
 THE OPENING SPEECH    #3

 

  THE HARD WORKING ROMA SPICCIA
 OBSERVING THE RESULT OF 12 MONTHS PLANNING   #4

 

The Pickering Brook Heritage Group conduct for the first time, a "Heritage Photographic Competition for Schoolchildren. The image had to have a heritage theme and to be taken by the child themselves. It was very succesfull with twenty entries promised but only eleven made the close off date. The judging was conducted by a professional photographer who was very impressed with the standard and had great difficulty in deciding.

However the winner was Geordie Cole-Radice with a photograph taken of an old Metters Stove in the ruins of a pioneer's house on Merrivale Road. Congatulations on this great shot, well done.

All entries are shown in the "Events Section" of this website. Because of the interest shown and the success of the event it will now be held annually.

  BEVEN FERNIE & SUSAN DELLA FRANCA      #6

 

  MARGARET RADICE ACCEPTING ON BEHALF OF THE WINNER
 THE TROPHY FOR PICKERING BROOK HERITAGE GROUP
 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION FROM BEVERLEY GIUMELLI    #5

 

  PICKERING BROOK HERITAGE GROUP STAND     #7

 

  HELEN ROSS & BECKY LAMONT SERVING HOT DOGS    #8

 

  BEVERLEY GIUMELLI, JIM GORDON, MARIA GIUMELLI & HELEN ROSS    #9

 

  JIM GORDON & BECKY LAMONT RELAXING    #10

 

  PETER SKEHAN & BEVERLEY GIUMELLI     #11

 

  BEVERLEY GIUMELLI & RENEE PRICE    #12

 

  PETER NEWING & STEVE PUTLAND    #13

 

  PAT HALLAHAN & TED SMAILES     #14

 

  STEPHANIE O'MEAGHER & PEG KNUCKEY     #15

 

  PAM BEARD    #16

 

  MAC BEARD & GORDON FREEGARD    #17

 

  DISCUSSING THE 2014 HERITAGE CALENDAR     #25

 

  CLYDESDALE HORSES AT THE KARRAGULLEN EXPO    #28

 

 WORKING THE HOT DOG STALL      #20

 

  CHARITY LAWNMOWER RIDE      #21

 

  MODIFIED LAWNMOWER FOR CHARITY RIDE    #22

 

  GENERAL VIEW      #23

 

  LINDA MOORE RELEASING HER FIRST BOOK     #24

 

  BEST EXHIBIT AT THE KARRAGULLEN EXPO 2013    #27

 

  GORDON  FREEGARD IN FRONT OF MODEL RAILWAY   #19

 

The highlight of The Pickering Brook Heritage Group display was a scale model of the Karragullen Railway Station c1930. After months of research and scouring old maps, photos,documents and interviewing old local identities, Kelvin Davis from Wattle Grove hand built this model. It is as close to accurate as possible from the information gathered. The detail put into this brilliant model was a real credit to Kelvin.

Kevin was keen to met anyone at the Karragullen Expo that may further the data he has gathered. He spent a lot of time talking to Ted Smailes and David Lewis, about what they remembered about the railway and the terminal at Karragullen.

We will again have this model on display at the 2014 Karragullen Expo. So if you missed it this year make sure you visit it in 2014.

 

  SCALE MODEL OF "G" CLASS LOCO AND ROLLING STOCK
 AT THE KARRAGULLEN RAILWAY STATION      #29

 

  SCALE MODEL OF "G" CLASS LOCO
 AT THE KARRAGULLEN RAILWAY STATION      #30

 

  OVERALL VIEW OF SCALE MODEL
 OF KARRAGULLEN RAILWAY STATION      #31

 

  OVERALL VIEW OF SCALE MODEL
 OF KARRAGULLEN RAILWAY STATION      #32

 

  KELVIN DAVIS & DAVID LEWIS       
 DICUSSING ASPECTS OF THE MODEL     #18

 

  TED SMAILES, PAT HALLAHAN & KELVIN DAVIS 
 DICUSSING ASPECTS OF THE MODEL    #26

 

PANORAMA VIEW OF SCALE MODEL OF KARRAGULLEN RAILWAY STATION
 WITH POST OFFICE, CORNER SHOP, HOUSE AND LOCAL GARAGE PAINTED IN BACKGROUND      #33

 

References:     Article:           Pickering Brook Heritage Group

                      Images:        1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 33       Tom Price
                                          20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32       Gordon Freegard

 

 

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