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Anzac Day dawn service 2024

Anzac Day dawn service 2024

The Farina Restoration Group will be holding the triennial Anzac Day Service on-site at the memorial at Farina on the 25th April 2024. A Gunfire Breakfast will be available after the service for a small charge.
Full steam ahead at the Farina Bakery

Full steam ahead at the Farina Bakery

The Farina Bakery is busy now and has plenty of fresh bread and other goodies. See the photos of a new batch of bread out of the oven accompanied by our head baker Kerry and his assistants. Kerry and the team made a tray of Vanilla Slice and auctioned off the whole...

Farina on Hello SA

The team from Channel Nine’s Hello SA program recently visited Farina and it will be going to air this Sunday 2nd July at 5-30pm. Tune in to Channel Nine and see what’s happening at Farina.
Austin 7 Club visits Farina

Austin 7 Club visits Farina

The Austin 7 Club are no strangers to Farina and visited again this year on their way through to Marree. They ordered a loaf of bread from Kerry our head baker, and rather than just bake a regular 4lb loaf, Kerry and his assistant made a special loaf for the club and...
How far for the best Finger Bun?

How far for the best Finger Bun?

Activity is hectic at the Farina Cafe and Underground Bakery (the most remote Underground Oven in Australia) and our head baker Kerry was visited last week by a lady from Sydney who said she read an article in the Sydney Morning Herald which had claims of the Farina...
Farina NSU Diesel Arrives

Farina NSU Diesel Arrives

Another milestone is reached. 3 years in the making, 3 days of transport and craneage and we are finally here. Our Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Co Ltd (nicknamed the Crompton’s),Unit 62 is finally on site in the Farina Creek Railway precinct at Farina. Many...
Farina NSU Relocation

Farina NSU Relocation

FARINA CREEK RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVE UPDATE. We’re almost there. The BIG day is coming. Our FRG team of Bill, John, David and Adrian are busy in Peterborough “Steam Town” getting our NSU 62, locomotive ready for transport on Tues/Wed of this coming week. One of 14 to be...
Upcoming Events June 2023

Upcoming Events June 2023

We’re excited to announce the date of the annual “Farina v’s the rest of Australia” Cricket match which will be held at the Farina Cricket Group (FCG) on Saturday 17th June 2023. The annual commemoration service for John Napier Bell will also...
Photographic collection from Alice Martin

Photographic collection from Alice Martin

We are pleased to announce that we’ve been provided with access to a fantastic collection of photographs of Farina and surrounds taken by past resident and avid photographer Alice Lottie Martin. See the collection by clicking here. You can also view details of...
Farina Needs You

Farina Needs You

Farina is open for business in 2023 From Sat 27 May to Sun 23 July. We will be Baking in the underground oven and conducting our Work Program. We especially need stonemasons, qualified or not, to restore the old stone buildings. Visit www.farinarestoration.com for...
A Tour of the Underground Oven

A Tour of the Underground Oven

Have you been to Farina to see the famous Underground Oven? If you haven’t then here’s a little taste of what you will see, so come along and have a look next time you’re passing Farina. As we reported in an earlier post, the Underground Oven had its...
Farina Support Childrens University

Farina Support Childrens University

BREAKING NEWS!! BREAKING NEWS!! Farina Restoration Group are very pleased to announce that we have formed a partnership with the University of Adelaide to educationally support our local remote schools of Marree and Leigh Creek. Like the “School of the Air” children...
THE LAST BRICK

THE LAST BRICK

IN MEMORIAL JIM WELLS – THE LAST BRICK The Farina underground historical oven has just been rebuilt for this season. Many thanks to Dennis Benson, Doug & Martin MacLennan, Rob Power, Bill Brock, Leon Bailey and Row & Jess for their work on the oven. Also...
Farina 2022 Opening Soon

Farina 2022 Opening Soon

FARINA AUSTRALIA’S MOST REMOTE POP UP “UNDERGROUND BAKERY IS OPENING SOON Our famous FARINA “Underground Bakery” will be open on Saturday 28th May 2022. This is the most remote pop up bakery in Australia, and only operates 8 weeks of the year. The Wood Fired...
Rain falls on Farina

Rain falls on Farina

In a dry landscape like Farina, rain is always a welcome sight, although sometimes it seems to fall all at once. Here are some photos taken by Anne Dawes after the rain.
Volunteer Registration 2022 now Open

Volunteer Registration 2022 now Open

Registrations for the Farina Restoration Group volunteer works programme 2022 are now open. It is mandatory to register for the volunteer program (you can’t just show up on-site). The information sheet tells you everything you’ll need to know about the...
Farina 2021 Work Program Complete

Farina 2021 Work Program Complete

What a great season we have had, and to see so many visitors enjoying what Farina has to offer. Wonderful mornings sitting in the sun whilst enjoying a coffee or breakfast goodies from the bakery. The Bakery is now closed for this year, but the “Historical Inland...