2021 Farina Restoration Group Work Program

Welcome to the 2021 Farina Work Program.

Click here to download the 2021 Volunteer Information document which sets out the registration requirements for the program and provides a link to the online registration page. Please use the form as a guide to the information you will need to provide when using the website.

Again this year we are inviting all applicants to register through the Farina Restoration Group website as shown on the information document.

Once you complete the online registration you will receive an email confirming your online registration details, which you can keep on your email or print for your records. I will phone you in  a week or so and confirm your registration .

With increasing numbers of applications I may have to discuss with you the possibility of alternate weeks other than your first choice.  When you register please indicate which weeks you would like, and if there are specifically weeks you are unavailable note them in the message field.

This season we will be working out of Patterson’s House Cafe/ Museum which will be much more comfortable for us all.

The bakery caravan aka “Submarine” has been sold.

There will be a wide range of tasks available, including presenting Farina to visitors, the core activities of maintaining the buildings and the grounds of the old township.

Especially important will be the celebrations on the weekend of 18th to 20th June 2021.

We are fortunate to have Dick Smith AC to officiate at opening of Patterson’s House on Friday 18th June.

The Cricket match will be held on Saturday 19th June and on Sunday 20th June will see the Church service and the Bell Memorial service.

The Royal Flying Doctor (RFDS) was involved in 3 medical emergencies at Farina last season. We are grateful to them for their assistance in our remote location. Farina Restoration Group made a $5,000.00 donation to the RFDS this year in support.

We expect to see large numbers of tourists this season as more people travel locally.

Increasingly Farina is now an “historic inland township” and when visitors leave we aim to ensure they feel better for having been there.Maps and Guides – We have recently upgraded and completed 3 guides to Farina which are on the website (click on the name to view or download). They are “Navigating Farina”“Farina Walking Trail and Guide” and “Farina Driving Trail notes and map”.

We look forward to your participation in 2021.

Tim Paine

Chairman – Farina Restoration Group