Due to COVID-19 the Farina Restoration Group have cancelled the 2020 Works program. See full information below.

Can you HELP us dig up Farina Social History

As much as buildings define a town, the people are equally important. The Farina Restoration Group History Team are working hard to dig up the history and stories of people and businesses who lived, worked or visited Farina from the 1870’s to the present day.

If you have any documents, family trees, photographs or know few good family yarns please email us at familyhistory@farinarestoration.com.


UPDATE: We’ve now completed the lists of Land Titles for you to search. Click here to view them.

Farina suburban plan

When the 432 Farina township allotments were released in 1878, there were also 88 suburban allotments surveyed as show in this plan. If your’re interested in researching family history and ownership of land at Farina, visit our Land Titles page.

Farina Railway Station

Train at Farina

Like most stations along the railway, Farina had an overhead water tank and overhead filler to top up the water tanks of the steam engines.

Camels at Farina

Camels were an important part of the transport infrastructure in the outback, linking up with the railway to transport goods to and from outback properties and towns.

Bob Moffatt's Family Tree

Edward Napoleon Bonaparte Catchlove

Mounted Police Constable from August 1885 to November 1887.

The New Cafe seating area

The new Cafe seating area will be opening for season 2020, and can be used both for the Cafe and for community events.

The New Cafe counter

The new Cafe counter will be opening for the first time in season 2020 after much hard work by the volunteers at Farina.

The Farina Restoration Group… Building a window to the past…


To the official website of the Farina Restoration Project Group.

Farina is located within the Lake Eyre Basin, on the old alignment of the Great Northern Railway later known as the Ghan Railway, 26Kms North of Lyndhurst and 55Kms South of Marree, near the junctions of the Birdsville, Innaminka and Oodnadatta Tracks in South Australia.

The Town is no longer inhabited but a small group of volunteers are restoring buildings in Farina to reflect its past and to ensure that it retains the social  History of an Iconic Historical Inland Town.

COVID19 Corona Virus  

I am sorry to announce that we must cancel our 2020 Farina works program.

This also means the Farina Underground Bakery will not operate.

We have not taken this decision lightly.

It is our Duty of Care to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers and visitors.

If allowed under State Government Advice, we still encourage you all to still visit Farina at some time this year and stay in the Farina camp ground.

I am deeply sorry to you all but we all need to look after each other during these uncertain times.

Keep well, 

Tim Paine, Chairman, Farina Restoration Group