The ‘Wheels at Noojee’ and Back in Time at the Noojee Heritage Centre event held on Sunday, 13 March 2016 at Noojee was an fantastic success!
There was an awesome turn-out of over seventy vintage, veteran, classic, hot rod cars and motorcycles on display, with over 1,000 visitors enjoying the day and the great activities.
Awards and trophies were given out the Best Hot Rod, Best Motor Bike, Best Classic Car, Best Commercial, as well as the President's and People's Choice. Over seven Encouragement Awards were also handed out on the day.
There was music with Truck'n with Tim, face painting and pony rides for the kids, a chain saw carving replica of Will Langoor, truck displays, representation from Baw Baw Old Engines and Auto Club and the Trafalgar Truck Restorers along with three amazing traction engines and much more!
Sorry for the short notice, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the Committee are postponing the meeting on Saturday 23rd of April at 4:30pm. We will be in touch once we have rescheduled the date.
Our next upcoming event and initiatives are:
Noojee's market a success!
The next Market day is in February 2016 follow this link for full details https://www.facebook.com/Noojee-Station-Market-1462170797441575/timeline/?ref=py_c
Pictured right - On Sunday 28 November, we had the pleasure of meeting Ranger and Billy seen in front of the J-550 at the Noojee Heritage Centre
What have the Noojee and District Historical Society members been up to?
The biggest news is the full double page spread in the paper "The Weekly Times" on Wednesday, 5th August featuring the Number 7 trestle bridge, which is the last of the seven trestles that were between Nayook and Noojee. The newspaper featured Will Langoor and train driver Ray Johns.
Click on the link below for the full article - well done Will and Ray!.
Over the last two months we have been busy collecting donated railway equipment with over four trailer loads of railway memorabilia collected by volunteers from Buln Buln. A large railway platform scale was among the treasures.In 1906 the British manufacturer of weighing machines, W. & T. Avery, decided to send Mr C.E. Graham to South Africa to open a branch called SA Scale Co.
Our SA Scale Co machine was used for weighing briquettes and potatoes.
It has the original brass slider, a full set of weights and has a heavy cast iron construction. Our railway platform scales are in excellent condition – restored back to full glory by Wally Redl.
They are as solid and functional as the day they were made - thanks to Wally! A big thank you to Ian Mauger from Buln Buln East who kindly donated our large railway platform scales.
The images depict the scales before restoration (left), placed in a trailer on route to Noojee from Ian Mauger’s farm and (right) after the restoration.
By joining as a member you can help shape the future direction of the society an be involved in the decision making process. You will be kept updated and informed on a regular basis about all events and activities that are planned to raise funds and the profile of the society. Click on the "Application Form" icon above and become a member today by downloading the membership application form.
The Noojee Heritage Centre is a great corporate meeting venue and we also offer tailored group tours - All bookings welcome!
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