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No 80 – February 2020

Hello Farina Supporters, At present there are 160 people who have registered and been placed in the program for 2020. Thankyou for your support in volunteering to ‘recover’ this amazing township in the outback. There are still places for a further 40 willing workers...

No 79 – January 2020

Hello Farina Supporters, Happy New Year to you all. I hope you have all enjoyed a break over the festive season. I would like to welcome Helen Rayner to our team, Helen has taken over Cathie Gregory’s role. We wish Cathie all the best for the future with her family in...

No 78 New year round up

NEWSLETTER No 78 – FARINA NEW YEAR ROUND UP. Hello Farina Supporters Happy New Year to you all I hope you have all enjoyed a break over the festive season. I would like to welcome Helen Rayner to our team, Helen has taken over Cathie Gregory’s role. We wish...

No 77 Chairmans Address

Hello Farina Supporters Following is a letter from our new President, Tim Paine, which outlines what has been achieved during the volunteer period at Farina this year I am sure you will be as impressed as I am! Regards Cathie Hello all This is my first newsletter as...

No 76 History Project update

NEWSLETTER No 76 – FARINA HISTORY PROJECT We are pleased to share with all of our “Farina friends”, our progress, now that we have commenced this “Social History project”. We have partnered with Genealogy SA, Oral History Trust SA/NT, and the History Trust SA....

No 75 History Project

  Farina History Project. Our very first meeting with the team was held on Friday 5th April 2019. Attending were Jennie, Patricia, Bob, and Steve along with Ms Emily Richardson and Ms Sue Lea, Genealogy SA and Ms Pauline Cockrill (taking photo) History Trust SA....

No. 74-Staffing levels

Farina Staffing 2019 Farina staffing is progressing with opportunities for volunteers to join us in 2019 still available in : Week 3, 8 -15 June Week 5, 22 – 29 June Week 8, 13 – 21 July From café to campfire, tradesman assistant to sign painting, walking...

No. 73-Works Roster, History.

What is happening during the off season with the Farina Restoration Group? We trust all our valued past volunteers are refreshed and looking forward to our 11th annual work program and that those of you who are coming for the first time are looking forward, with...

No.72 – New Chair

At 85 years of age our “Founder and Leader” Tom Harding has decided it’s time to perhaps rest up a little. Without Tom’s foresight Farina wouldn’t be where it is today. Tom has led from the start and over the last 11 years or so has managed the transition from a heap...

No. 71 – Volunteers

Hello Farina Supporters, Another year’s volunteer work has been completed at Farina. It is hard to believe that 10 years have passed since the Farina Restoration Group was formed. Following is an overview of the works program for 2018, from our chairperson, Tom...

No. 70 – AGM

FARINA RESTORATION GROUP ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD AT THE FARINA OPERATION CENTRE AT 3.00PM WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL 2018 APOLOGIES Apologies were received from Bob Moffatt, Michael Pinyon, Martin MacLennan, Rob Fairweather Cathie Gregory and Fran and Trevor Cross. 33...

No. 69 – Farina 2018

Hello Farina Supporters Below is a letter from Tom Harding. Also attached is a diagram of the medical room of which he speaks. Regards Cathie Newsletter 69 Farina 2018 For the 2017 program, in addition to general works carried out on site, we were able to build...

No. 68 – 25 March 2018

Hello Farina Supporters, Following is a newsletter from our convenor, Tom Harding, with information about the ANZAC programme for 2018. Here are other important dates for this years volunteer period: * Saturday June 16th 2pm Annual cricket match * Friday 22nd June...

No. 67 – 17 January 2018

Newsletter No. 67 Farina Restoration Group. 17 January 2018 Hello Farina Supporters, Registrations have continued to come in at an exceptional rate. We are at the stage where, while we welcome your registrations, all dates may no longer be available. Tom will contact...

No. 66 – 17 January 2018

Newsletter 66 Farina Restoration Group. 17 January 2018 Hello Farina Supporters, Attached is a letter from Tom Harding contemplating the past ten years at Farina. Volunteers registrations are at a new level this year. As I write this we have had 110 registrations for...

No. 65 – October 2, 2017

Newsletter 65 October 2, 2017 Hello Farina Supporters Following is an overview of this year’s volunteer programme. Attached is a general overview of the 2017 volunteer works at Farina. This is late to reach you this year. Our apologies but this year personal issues...

No. 64 – June 26 2017

Newsletter 64, June 26 2017 Weeks 5 and 6 approaching at Farina. Weather has been kind. Nights have been cold. Campfires have been friendly. Patterson’s House rebuild as our reception centre has proceeded to plan and, in fact, is ahead of schedule. Bakery/Café...

No.63 – November

Newsletter for 2017 Volunteers Welcome to all 200 volunteers for 2017, both past and new participants. All weeks are at our optimal level of staffing. We are accepting waiting list nominees who may be available to cover withdrawals. Please give us your earliest...

No.62 – February 8th 2017

Newsletter 62 February 8th 2017 Hello Farina Supporters Tom Harding has asked me to send those of you who are intending to volunteer at Farina this year the following information. We are overwhelmed by the enthusiastic volunteer response this year. We have placed 150...

No. 61 – January 15, 2017

Newsletter 61 January 15, 2017 Hello Farina Supporters, Planning is well under way for the 2017 works at Farina. Please contact me on farinagroup@hotmail.com if you are having any difficulties. There has been a change to the Leader’s Roster. Bob Brownlee will now be...