Programme 2021 coming soon…

Programme 2021 coming soon…

The Farina Restoration Group committee is putting the finishing touches on the dates and programme for 2021 and expect to open registrations in early November. A newsletter will be emailed to all people on our newsletter email list and contain information on how to...
Searchable Farina Land Titles

Searchable Farina Land Titles

Last year our History Team obtained all the known Land Title documents for the Farina Township and Farina Suburban area, and created a database showing the Lots, Owners and Dates. At the time we were only able to publish some pdf printouts of this data, but...
Rain arrives at Farina

Rain arrives at Farina

Our correspondent on site, Anne Dawes (Kevin and Anne run Farina Station) has excitedly reported that it has rained at Farina. Anne reports “We have had 55mm of rain at the house 3 weeks ago and a further 21mm a week ago. Where it has fallen the country is...
Farina goes Solar

Farina goes Solar

In November the Farina Restoration Group is having a solar and battery system installed to provide power to the Cafe, Bakery, Information Centre and Workshops all year round. It will be connected to the existing generator and only start the generator when needed,...
New Anzac pages

New Anzac pages

The History Team is hard at work creating some new pages in the Farina Wartime Servicemen section of the website to give further information. We’ll be putting together biographies, showing family information and adding photos along with their service records....
Farina Cemetery

Farina Cemetery

Farina Cemetery – The History team has converted the list from the notice board at the Cemetery into a searchable list on the website so it;s easier to view and research. We’re also in the process of gathering supporting information for each person, such as newspaper...

2021 Volunteer Program

Planning is well underway for the upcoming 2021 works program, so stay tuned for information about the program and how to get involved. We’ll soon be publishing a link to the registration page.

No 82 – Sept 2020

Hello to all Farina Volunteers.   I hope you are all coping with the Covid restrictions. I especially feel for all our Victorian Volunteers, hang in there.   The Farina Restoration Committee has been busy working during this time. “The project received a grant from...

No 81 – 2020 Program Cancelled

Hello to all Faithful Farina Followers 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...

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...