Youngsters will love the Animal Nursery on Australia Day at Highfields Pioneer Village- it is full of lots of baby animals! The program at Highfields kicks off at 9:30am with the Milking of the Cow! Then blacksmithing, tinsmithing, and silversmithing, a working draught horse, sheep shearing and spinning and knitting throughout the day.
The Village View Gallery will feature exhibition of Indigenous paintings with special guest curator Don Nikkelson. There will also be a sausage sizzle at Lunch time. You're invited to join in the fun and enter the damper making competition at 12noon with judging at 1.30pm.
The Australia Day Flag-Raising will take place at 2:00pm, and a Toowoomba Regional Councillor will present the Australia Day Awards to recipients from Highfields. After the official ceremony, Toowoomba Regional Council will sponsor free Billy tea and damper for everyone in attendance.
9:30am Aboriginal Art Display in the Village View Gallery
10:00am Milking the cow, separating & butter making
10:30am Working Draft Horse
11:00am Sheep Shearing
11:30am Bee Keeping Demonstration
12:00noon Damper Making Demonstration & Comp, Lunch Break & Entertainment
1:00pm Whip Cracking
1:30pm Wheel Tyring
2:00pm Official Ceremony 1. Welcome by MC 2. Flag Raising by Scouts, Guides & Singing of National Anthem 3. Affirmation 4. Guest Speakers - Senior Speakers- Woolworths Ambassador & Local - Junior Speakers- Local Schools - Awards Presentation- Highfields Service Centre Region 5. Damper making Competition prize presentation 6. Woolworths Colouring Competition prize presentation 7. Official Ceremony ends with singing Waltzing Matilda
2:30pm- 3:30pm Free Billy Tea & Damper sponsored by the Toowoomba Regional Council
Other Attractions:- Blacksmithing, Tinsmithing, Silversmithing, Animal Nursery, Stationary Engines, Bring & Buy Stall, Raffles, Sausage Sizzle, Food & Drinks, Billy Tea & Damper, Scouts & Guides, Army Display and Music by Stars & Idols, Didgeridoo Performance by Don Nikkelson.
Australia Day - Sunday January 26th 2014
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