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Gulf Station Heritage Farm Open Day

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by Tricia Ziemer (subscribe)
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Event:
Come pet the Clydesdale and enjoy cart drives at Open Day
Join Heritage Open Day
Join Heritage Open Day


This historic farm was established in the 1840 and the existing buildings date from the 1850s. Scottish settlers Agnes and William Bell and their children held the farm from the 1850s to 1951. The National Trust acquired stewardship of the property in 1976 and lovingly restored its buildings and cottage garden. And this is your rare chance to explore it with family and friends.

Lovingly Restored Buildings
Lovingly Restored Buildings

The event is to be held at the Gulf Station Heritage Farm on Saturday, 12 October, 2019 from 10am to 4pm.

The work horses of Australia Clydesdales
The work horses of Australia Clydesdales


This will be a family fun day with activities for everyone, especially the kids. This will be both educational and a chance to understand our great Australian heritage. On the day, there will be many attractions, especially the working Clydesdale. These massive horses have been pulling carts and bullocks for 100 of years here in Australia to help the settlers carve a niche into the red dirt of Australia.

See the horses plow the field and have a pet
See the horses plow the field and have a pet


Other attractions on the day will be the joy of watching the working sheepdogs, and
Craft demonstrations including blacksmiths, leatherworker, spinners & weavers, basket makers, needlework & tapestry, post-&-rail fencing, plant propagation, talk on keeping chooks, and rope making. Kids get to make their own skipping rope or dog lead to take home.
Bush bands and bush poet.
Art exhibition.
Horse-drawn cart rides.
Tours of the historic house and garden, plant stall.
Food vendors.
Ample parking.
Horse drawn caravans

Many things will be on sell on the day as well so plan to take some old-world treasures home. And the kids may want to dress up to make the day more magical.

Have a ride in the horse drawn caravan
Have a ride in the horse drawn caravan


So set the GPS to 1029 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, Victoria. Either take a picnic basket or enjoy the food on hand on the day.
Thanks to Greg Rogers for the lovely photos of past events.

The village gathering spot
The village gathering spot


The essential details are:
Admission
Adult $15
Concession $12
Child/student $10
Family $40 (2 Adults and 2 Children)
National Trust members free - why not become a member on the day.

For further detail see www.nationaltrust.org.au/event/gulf-station-open-day-2019

Travel back in time to simpler times
Travel back in time to simpler times


Kids love to pat the horses and the horses love it too
Kids love to pat the horses and the horses love it too


Can't wait to explore the old buildings on guided tours
Can't wait to explore the old buildings on guided tours


Beautiful matched foursome
Beautiful matched foursome
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Why? You love sharing Australian history with your family and you love horses
When: 10 am to 4 pm
Phone: 03 9656 9889
Where: National Trust Heritage Farm, 1029 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen
Cost: As per article
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