Date & Time:
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

The Wilcannia Community Tourism Association is proud to present this year’s Field and Fun Day to celebrate the 150 year milestone of Wilcannia being gazetted as a town in June 1866.

Our Field Day is being held on Sunday the 12th. of the June long weekend.

It will welcome back 3 old Wilcannia identities:

Vice Admiral Ian Knox, retired Admiral of the Australian Navy. Terry Collins, retired Deputy Commissioner, NSW Police Force. John Leggett, retired Major General, Australian Infantry Forces. These 3 gentlemen were born and started their schooling in Wilcannia.

The weekend will take the form of an afternoon of memorabilia and “catch up” at the Golf Club on the Saturday afternoon followed by a supper dance on the Saturday night featuring the Dennis and Sandy Crombie band, ex-Wilcannia. Sunday will be our usual style Field Day, which features The Wilcannia Gift foot race over 3 Kms. Wool Bale Rolling championships, Sheep Dog demonstrations and Shearing demonstrations throughout the day. Annual Photo Competition, open to all. A variety of Trade stands, food stalls etc. And an added extra this year, a Tug-a war between the 2 local football teams, Boomerangs and Warriors.

The fun starts at 10 AM and presentation of prizes will conclude the day at 4 PM.Richard will have the Golf Club restaurant open Sunday night for everybody’s convenience.

Activities and Events


Saturday, 11 June 2016

History of Wilcannia display and gathering at Golf Club Meeting Room
Supper Dance -Dress code: Smart Casual

Sunday, 12 June 2016 Burke Park 10am – 4 pm

Welcome and Opening
Sheep Shearing Demonstrations
Sheep Dog Demonstrations

Wilcannia Gift Foot Race 1 km - Boys & Girls sections. Children between 5 & 12 years

First Prize $50 Cash, Second Prize $30 Cash, Third Prize $20 Cash plus Trophies

Wilcannia Gift Foot Race 3 km - Adults Men’s

First Prize: $150, Second Prize: $75, Third Prize: $50

Wilcannia Gift Foot Race 3 km - Adults Women’s

First Prize: $150, Second Prize: $75, Third Prize: $50

Wool Bale Rolling – Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Events : (2 persons Team)

First Prize: $100, Second Prize: $60, Third Prize: $40 - Prizes for each group

Tug-of-War : Juniors: Boondies

Winning Team - $10 per child. Participating Team - $5 per child

Tug-of-War : Seniors: Boomerangs and Parntu Warriors

Winning team - $300

Photo Competition: 3 categories – People, Landscapes, Animals.

Each category, 1st Prize: $50; 2nd Prize $30; 3rd Prize: $20.
Peoples’ Choice - $50 (1)


Trade Displays, Baking Competition, Horses, Rural Fire Services Fire Demo, Jumping Castle and Slide.

Golf Club Restaurant opens from 5.30 pm. A La Carte Menu


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