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Baradine national meet 2011



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national meet at Bardine 2011

baradine wednesday



    Wednesday was Baradine Day & started with breakfast being cooked just outside the dinning room on bbq's by the two local primary schools. There was a large breakfast for $12 which included egg, bacon, toast, hash brown & sausage + tea or coffee. A smaller version was also on offer for $8 which included included egg, bacon, toast & sausage + tea or coffee.

Word got out it was Carol's birthday so an impromptu happy birthday was sung to her by everyone in the dinning room.


















national park tours

    The National Park's Piliga Discovery Center provided three car tours of the Piliga area during the week which were well attended. Ranger Bevan who grew up in the area took members to sites, many not far off the road that we would not have found by ourselves. These included an old brumby stockade, graves, the remains of a slip & rail fence, a cobblestone road & old sawmill sites now long gone that were once surrounded by the workers community complete with a school. The first of the four to five hour tours started on Wednesday at 12 o'clock. Photos of Rob & Carol's Saturday tour can be seen on the photos page.


street stalls

    The Baradine community showed us what real country hospitality was like with a line of street stalls right down the main street. There were plenty of bargins to be had if you were quick. While some stalls sold jams, pickles, slices & cakes etc, others had handmade goods, while others sold brick-a-brac. The local coffee shop 'Freckles' was in full swing as many dropped in for a cuppa & to take the load off their feet. The Aboriginal land council was of interest with historic relics on display.  


Baradine Day street stalls photos



boles competition

    The third annual soft floor (softies) V's hard floor (tin billycans) camper trailer boles competition was played.  The hardies were victorious once again with Neil Messell & John Foskett taking out the trophy.




baked dinner

    A baked dinner fundraiser in aid of the Baradine Hospital Auxiliary was provided by the local community & around 200 dinners were cooked.    






auction & dance

    The evenings entertainment started with one man band Clayton Hodges playing a few songs to get the evening rolling. Then came time for the auction. Items donated by CamperTrailers members included LED lights, mattress bag, first aid kits, an Ipad, stubby holders, a wheel clamp, champagne, a safari can, a drill set & compasses while the local community donated a number of Baradine footy shirts, socks & shorts,  toiletry set, meat tray & a handmade cushion. $2,263 was raised in aid of the Baradine Hospital Auxilary. Clayton Hodges then continued with most up dancing the night away.