Milparinka Gymkhana, Paddle steamer open day and more

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Monday, July 1, 2019 - 5:23pm

Good morning all,

And we thought we were finished with dust storms! All over the “top end” country and further in. Makes you wonder what’s ahead.

Big apology from last week, the Milparinka Gymkhana is actually on the 13th. not as I suggested the 11th. However, everyone is going to be there for ‘a shindig’ on the Wednesday 10th. So start heading that way, pack some supplies, ‘cause you have to keep going after the Gymkhana, say good bye to Cheryl and head on up, see Jacko at Tibooburra, have a beer with Fen at ‘the corner’ and  you’ll just be in time for “The Big Red Bash” at Birdsville. Now that’s on the 16th. to 18th. Once you get through that week of fun you could probably poke on and have a look at Lake Eyre. Not that much further, really.

If you dropped out of the above and headed back, then you may be interested in a stop over in “the Hill” and have some good Irish culture at the Civic Centre on the 21st. with “A Taste of Ireland”.

Don’t want to go out to the ‘outback’, then all you have to do is head to Wentworth, see the girls at the Visitors Centre and they will guide you. There’s so much going on down there I can’t fit it in.

P S Ruby, Paddle steamer open day launch, on the 6th. next Saturday, and then there’s Tractor Train Tours, River cruises ,Fishing Comps, Celtic Trio playing at the Wentie town hall on the 13th. and just heaps more to do. By the time you relax after all that you can head up to Pooncarie and support them at their “Gun Club Shoot” on the 27th., great little town.

Moving across to Deniliquin, on ‘the southern line’. If you’re a movie buff, you can see “Shrek the Third” at the RSL Club on the 12th. and then the monster Quilt Show Biennial Exhibition from the 12th. to the 14th. at the Denni. High School.In amongst all  this, if you happen to be passing through Wilcannia, please stop in, have a yarn and call in to the Wilcannia Motel, it’s on the highway, have a yarn to De. And check out her fantastic book exchange. She has a “pop-up” Book exchange there, you’ll enjoy a yarn to her. We can’t offer you a chinese meal at the Golf Club yet, under repairs, but “Opening Day” for a fully refurbished Dining Room is the 24th.

Now up at Bourke, the “Outback Show” is happening daily at the Back O Bourke Centre at 11 o’clock , obviously each day, and the old “Crosley” engine fires up every day!

Sorry about the margins, don’t know what I did! 

Looking ahead, we have the Tilpa Gymkhana on the 20th. and the Louth Races on the 10th. August.

That about wraps it up for now, see if you can stop in every town and say g’day, guarantee you’ll learn something every time, and don’t forget the Farmstays, drop in.

Please let me know what’s going on in your town, till we meet again, bye, Bill Elliott. WCTA.


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