national meet at Nyngan
Last year we made Wednesday
a community day where the region was promoted & this year was no exception.
While members took advantage of the free boat rides on the Bogan River or the
horse drawn wagon rides through the park & into the nearby Lions Park provided
Riverside Caravan Park, others visited the Nyngan region.
Thanks to the Bogan
Region tourist information handouts from Donna Pumpa of the Bogan Shire Council
some members took off on the 250km Cobb & Co Heritage Trail self guided tour or
the shorter 130km tour. Places included Girilambone, Coolabah, Buckiinguy &
The volunteer run
Shearing Shed in Nyngan is a replica shearing shed & museum dedicated to the
people of the shearing industry. The museum pays tribute to the shearers,
shearer's cooks & contractors. There is also a variety of souvenirs & locally
made craft items for sale.
Wednesday started with breakfast being cooked by the Bogan Community, Tourism &
Business Group with money raise going to this newly formed group which missed
out on badly needed government funding. The CamperTrailers Group raised $505.
During the day the
Riverside Caravan Park provided horse drawn wagon rides which were well received
by young & old alike.
rides on the bogan
Also as a Nyngan
Day treat the Riverside Caravan Park made use of their powered pontoon
boat giving people a look along a one kilometre stretch of the Bogan
River downstream. There was plenty of birdlife along the river.
Caravan Park owner Jack Carter brought his helicopter in from their nearby
property to provide helicopter rides.
Thanks to Dione
Carter for organising the live performance
by middle of the road singer/guitar artist Tony Hunt on the Wednesday evening.
The hat was passed around & the CamperTrailers Group managed to raise $616 in donations for
the Bogan Community, Tourism & Business Group. Our own 16 year old Jessica
Cox was also coaxed into singing a few songs.
During one of Tony's
breaks several items which had been given to us by members of the group were
auctioned. These included a Ctek 7000 battery charger donated by Alan Dunshea, a
sleeping bag donated by Doug & Jenny Peisley & a replica antique lantern donated by
David & Jan Cook. $320 was raised for the Nyngan Preschool. Ray Dederer said he
will now be able to charge his camper trailer battery, Dione Carter will be able
to sleep warm on overnight horseriding trips & George Marvos didn't really know what he
was going to do with the lantern.