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Welcome…

To the official website of the Farina Restoration Project Group.

Farina is located within the Lake Eyre Basin, on the old alignment of the Ghan railway, 26 km north of Lyndhurst and 55 km south of Marree along the Oodnadatta Track in South Australia. The town is no longer inhabited, but a small group is restoring parts of Farina to reflect its past and ensure that it is retained in the history of Australia's outback. See why nobody lives there now!
If you’d like to be kept informed about happenings at Farina, maybe you’d consider registering as a Friend. We’ll send you periodic newsletters, and after seeing what we’re up to, you might also decide to register as a Volunteer. Being a Friend costs you nothing, and you could learn lots about this little piece of outback South Australian History!
Inside South Australia has just released
this story about us on their Blog page!

Have a look in Trip Advisor to see what they think of us!

Visitors, please note:- Volunteers will be on-site in 2018 from May 26th to July21st.
Please allow a day or so for the bakery oven to reach operating temperature and at least a day at the end for shut-down and packing up.
Late shoppers may be disappointed!

Mission Statement

The Farina Restoration Group Inc. was formed to stabilise and restore the existing Farina town infrastructure and to display the history and "style of life" of an inland Australian township from the 1880's to the 1960's.

Farina was a railway town 60km South of Marree and has 10 historic Australian stone buildings, which were falling down. The Great Northern railway (The Ghan) and a standard gauge railway passed through the town.
The objectives of the Farina Restoration Group are:

  • To stabilise the stone buildings and to prevent further deterioration of their integrity.
  • To identify, visualise and explain the importance of the railway structure.
  • To restore the famous underground bakery and to bake in it for approximately 8 weeks a year.
  • To build a war memorial of significance and to restore the cemetery to one of the best inland cemeteries in the State.
  • To generate walking trails and storyboards throughout the town to explain the history and function of the sites.



The global aim of our work is to attract increasing numbers of visitors to see our preserved town, to appreciate the history and to be a very significant attraction in the North Flinders Ranges area.

Coffee
Feeding the oven
Out of the oven
Bread
Buns
Jesse Budel
Come and hear Jesse Budel in a new music concert - highlighting the Farina Outback.

Important dates..

Saturday June 16, 11.00am - Annual cricket match.

Sunday June 24, 3pm Bell 10th squadron commemoration.

Next Farina bakery opening is from May 26 to July 21 2018

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Friday 22nd June - Patterson’s House 4 - 5.00pm…….See more detail here
Jesse Budel is a South Australian composer and sound artist currently completing a PhD at Elder Conservatorium of Music, where his research is focussed on creative responses to contrasting South Australian places, ecosystems and soundscapes (through the lens of the emerging ecological discipline, soundscape ecology).

In 2017, Jesse is undertaking an extensive professional development tour of the US and Canada in his research area of ecological music and sound art, supported by a Carclew Fellowship, Helpmann Academy Grant and Rural City of Murray Bridge Small Wins Grant. Additionally, he will be collaborating with the Zephyr Quartet to develop an urban sound installation in the Adelaide CBD, as part of a New Music Network LAB Mentorship.

Welcome

To the official website of the Farina Restoration Project Group.

Farina is located within the Lake Eyre Basin, on the old alignment of the Ghan railway, 26 km north of Lyndhurst and 55 km south of Marree along the Oodnadatta Track in South Australia. The town is no longer inhabited, but a small group is restoring parts of Farina to reflect its past and ensure that it is retained in the history of Australia's outback. See why nobody lives there now!

Important dates..

Saturday June 16, 11.00am - Annual cricket match.

Sunday June 24, 3pm Bell 10th squadron commemoration.

Visitors, please note:- Volunteers will be on-site in 2018 from May 26th to July21st.
Please allow a day or so for the bakery oven to reach operating temperature and at least a day at the end for shut-down and packing up. Late shoppers may be disappointed!
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Come and hear Jesse Budel in a new music concert highlighting the Farina Outback.



Friday 22 June, Patterson’s House 4 - 5.00pm…….See more detail here

Jesse Budel is a South Australian composer and sound artist currently completing a PhD at Elder Conservatorium of Music, where his research is focussed on creative responses to contrasting South Australian places, ecosystems and soundscapes (through the lens of the emerging ecological discipline, soundscape ecology).

In 2017, Jesse is undertaking an extensive professional development tour of the US and Canada in his research area of ecological music and sound art, supported by a Carclew Fellowship, Helpmann Academy Grant and Rural City of Murray Bridge Small Wins Grant. Additionally, he will be collaborating with the Zephyr Quartet to develop an urban sound installation in the Adelaide CBD, as part of a New Music Network LAB Mentorship.