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2009 Restorations Works

30 volunteers from Victoria started restoring Farina in 2009.


In April 2009 30 volunteers from various regions of Victoria started the restoration of Farina, 26 kms north of Lyndhurst which was established in 1874. Tom Harding had a group of tourists on one of his Tag along Tours in May 2008 when the group decided to volunteer their services and time to the restoration and 30 people attended the first 14 day work program in may 2009.

The work was assisted by a professional stonemason and they identified signed and fenced 24 significant features of the township.

The volunteer workers were involved with stabilising the remaining ruins, labelling buildings, building and information bay for tourists passing through and marking the streets. A historian held a workshop to recount the towns past and help keep its spirit alive and several descendants of Farina also visited over the fortnight.

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