No. 54 January 20, 2016

Newsletter 54 January 20, 2016 Hello Farina Supporters I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Please feel free to contact me at farinagroup@hotmail.com with any queries you may have. I check the email most days although occasionally life intervenes! I...

No. 53 November 28, 2015

Newsletter 53 November 28, 2015 Hello Farina Supporters Following is a missive from Tom Harding on behalf of the Farina Restoration Group Committee. Whilst this could be thought of as the OFF SEASON for Farina, considerable activity has been happening. The BIG event...

No. 52 September 9, 2015

Newsletter 52 September 9, 2015 Hello Farina Supporters, This is a short email to advise you that the dates for next year’s programme were incorrect in the last newsletter. The correct dates are from May 29th, 2016 to July 23rd, 2016. Attached is the Volunteer...

No. 51- August 29, 2015

Newsletter 51 August 29, 2015 Farina Committee Report to Volunteers and Supporters On July 15th we concluded our 6th annual work programme at Farina. Since the original activity in 2009, with a working party of 30 volunteers, much has happened. That year we built the...

No. 50 – August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015. Hello Farina Supporters Firstly, welcome to our new supporters. Another year of volunteer activity has passed with lots of good things happening at Farina. At the moment we are gathering reports from team leaders and soon I will send out a newsletter...

No. 49 – June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015. Hello Farina Supporters I have heard from Tom, who has been in touch with those present at the commemoration, which took place as planned on the evening of 17th June 2015. Unfortunately the flyover did not happen – the weather further South was...

No. 48 – RAAF

RAAF Commemorates Flight Lieutenant John Bell During the 2015 – 8 week volunteer program, another significant event will take place at Farina. From the 13th June, 30 RAAF personnel will begin arriving at Farina. At dusk on the 17th June a special ceremony under...

No. 47 – April 25th 2015

ANZAC Day at Farina April 25th 2015 The climb to the top of the hill to the War Memorial Precinct overlooking the camping ground at Farina on a dark & chilly morning was well worthwhile for approximately 170 people who attended the Dawn service. Tom Harding...

No. 46 – March 30th, 2015

Farina Restoration Group. March 30th, 2015 ANZAC Day, Farina 2015 The following persons who died on active service will have a memorial plaque presented in their honour following the ANZAC breakfast on April 25th. The servicemen are : Private Albert Symons Gunner...

No. 45 – March 1st, 2015

Farina Restoration Group. March 1st, 2015 Dear Farina Supporters, Farina has demonstrated its ability, in previous years, to present an ANZAC Day experience which is rarely equalled. Any endeavour necessary to attend the Anzac Day Ceremony will be well rewarded. Held...

No. 44 – February 8th, 2015

Farina Restoration Group. February 8th, 2015 10th Squadron Ceremonial Farina Flyover, 3pm 18 June, 2015 The 10th Squadron are celebrating their first war time flight, which occurred in June 1940. They still operate out of England and Edinburgh, SA. The History In 1940...

No. 43 – January 31st, 2015

Farina Restoration Group. January 31st, 2015 Hello Farina Supporters, Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that we are a month into 2015 already. There are still some gaps to fill at Farina this year. You can complete the form on this website. The dates are May 21 to...

No. 43 -January 31st, 2015

Farina Restoration Group. January 31st, 2015 Hello Farina Supporters, Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that we are a month into 2015 already. There are still some gaps to fill at Farina this year. You can complete the form on this website. The dates are May 21 to...

No. 42 – November 22, 2014

Farina Restoration Group. November 22, 2014 The Farina 2015 activity will be 4x2 week programmes spanning 8 weeks from Thursday, May 21st to Wednesday, July 15th inclusive. Volunteer attendance can over lap two programmes. Our base team comprises 30 persons on site at...

No. 41 (Letter from Tom)

Farina Restoration Group. October 2014 Update This newsletter is especially directed to our widespread Supporter Group. Some faces we see regularly, some are quietly in the background; some have “come on board” by dropping in on their way “Down the Track” and filled...

No. 40 (End of 2014 season)

Dear Farina Restoration Group Members We have had a most successful 2014 season at Farina, as you will have seen from the earlier newsletter. It has been interesting to get feedback from visitors to Farina during this time, as most folk believe that the Farina Bakery...

No. 39 (Outback Odyssey)

Martin MacLennan (Head baker) reports… The Farina bakery van has just been delivered to The Prairie Hotel at Parachilna after completing a catering job. This means the van is not available for any events before the next volunteer program in 2015 at this stage...

No. 38 (Weeks 5 to 8)

Team Leaders report for weeks 5 & 6 at Farina Leaders Shirley Murray, Bob Murray and Bob Brownlee. The leaders took on the roles of Site Supervisor (BM), Café, Bakery and camp duties (SM) and project management (BB). Of course there was overlap in these roles and...

No. 37 – (Week 3 and 4)

No. 37 – (Week 3 and 4) reported July 22, 2014 Thanks firstly to Bron and Barrie for holding the fort when the arrival of Michael and Bob was delayed, and also for the systems they had put in place to ensure the camp and bakery operations ran smoothly, and make...

No. 36 – Cricket Match

No. 36 – (Report from Martin Maclennan, our Baker in Chief) Ian Riches and Martin MacLennan have just returned from the North, and once again the spirit of Farina has woven its magic. Martin would like to thank all those fellow volunteers that worked together to...