Come Home to Allora – 150 Years Celebration 20th -21st July 2019

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Celebration time

Note: parking is available at Arnold /Jubb Street corner, Jubb Street in the park, Water Lane and at the Showgrounds.

Event Programme

Saturday 20th July 2019

9am – BEARD/MOUSTACHE JUDGING (on Commercial Hotel veranda)
9.45am – BURYING OF TIME CAPSULE (in front of Allora Sports Museum)
10am – 2pm – Mary Poppin’s House Tours $7
10.45am – TOWN CRIER will call the people to the Old Shire Chambers building (53 Warwick St.)
11am – HIS EXCELLENCY THE HONOURABLE PAUL DE JERSEY AC, GOVERNOR OF QUEENSLAND will perform the OFFICIAL OPENING of the event and DEDICATION of the renovated Old Shire Chambers
11.45am – STREET PARADE starting from 53 Warwick St., continuing up Herbert St into Jubb St
12.30am – BULLOCK CROSSING re-enactment at cnr. Jubb St. & Raff St.
12noon – 2pmALLORA STATE SCHOOL P-10 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. TALENT QUEST (with students from both the school & St. Patrick’s school) following. 
1pm – ROLL CALL OF SPORTSMEN and SPORTSWOMEN at Commercial Hotel (to announce winner of Allora’s 1st Sporting Immortal)
2pm – 4pm – TALGAI HOMESTEAD open to the public (Admission at the gate includes afternoon tea – Adult $10 Primary school child $5). 681 Dalrymple Creek, Road Allora. See image on right for link to website.
2pm – 4pm – HIGH TEA & JAZZ – GOOMBURRA HALL – $25 pp – Bookings Ph: 4666 6050
2.30pm – 3pmPENNY FARTHING BIKES & VINTAGE CARS ACTIVITIES (Herbert & Muir Sts.)      
3pm – 5pm – SORRY, TICKETS HAVE ALL SOLD!   WINE, CHEESE, MUSIC & FASHIONS THROUGH THE YEARS AT MARY POPPINS HOUSE – Pre-sold bookings to Les Struthers (0428 746 458) – $20pp (Max 70) 
6pm – “BANGERS BY THE BONFIRE” – sausage sizzle & entertainment at the Allora Showgrounds and ALLORA SCHOOL P&C MOVIE NIGHT in the show pavilion with drinks, baked goods & popcorn for sale – Entry – gold coin donation
7pm – 11.30pm – SORRY, TICKETS HAVE ALL SOLD!  PIONEER DINNER –   MC & entertainer Gary Fogarty & Last Pioneer Standing Raffle draw ($1000 to the winner) Pre-sold Dinner tickets – $50 pp (Max. 200) & Raffle tickets $20 each (Max. 100) to Wendy adhssec@gmail.com or purchase tickets at Allora WCU (The winner does not have to be present at the draw).

OPEN 9am – 3pm

  • SPORTS MUSEUM – Entry – Adult – gold coin donation. Children – free

  • DRAYTON ST. MUSEUM – Entry – Adult – $5. Children – free

  • ST. DAVID’S HALL – ALLORA ART & CRAFT GROUP – free entry – displaying 150 years of craft/sewing; doll display; teapot display; bridal wear display. (walking access under the bridge on designated walkway) 

  • ST DAVID’S CHURCH will be open to the public till 1pm (Private wedding in progress)

  • ST. PATRICK’S SCHOOL & CATHOLIC CHURCH

  • ST ANDREW’S CHURCH 

  • ROTARY BOOKFEST – St. Andrew’s Hall

  • QCWA – displays & food for sale 

  • SCOPE OP SHOP OPEN

  • MEET THE MAKERS – at RSL Hall and grounds

  • RSL – selling RSL memorabilia, soups, toasted sandwiches, tea/coffee, pies
  • STORY TELLING

  • LOST TRADES DEMONSTRATIONS

  • VINTAGE CARS & PENNY FARTHING BICYCLES in Herbert & Muir Sts

  • STREET MUSICIANS in Herbert St. 

  • PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB display in Senior Citizens Hall

  • ST. PATRICK’S SCHOOL 

  • 150 YEAR TIME LINE STATIC DISPLAY in Old Shire Chambers

  • 150 YEARS OF POLICING & JUSTICE DISPLAY in Old Shire Chambers 

  • VIEWING OF MURALS AT THE ALLORA SHOWGROUNDS CANTEEN – ‘History of the Horse on the Southern Downs’ painted by local artist Adele Thomas & Allora Landcare Group’s contribution to Allora 150 Years Celebration.

ALLORA 150 CONTACTS: Kaye 0448 666 132 or Lyn – 0408 753 085 or Wendy – 0488 673 778                                                                                                                                                       

See Talgai Homestead here
Bullock Crossing Dalrymple Creek
Mane Matters Pony Cart Rides
Mane Matters Pony Cart Rides

Amy’s Café – Coffee, Tea and meals – Herbert St, all weekend

Baked Potatoes, Nachos and Soft drinks Van – PL Travers Park, all weekend

Cancer Council Food Van – burgers and hot chips – PL Travers Park, all weekend

Chef Sindi – Indian curry – near event van Herbert St (opposite Railway Hotel)

CWA – Sandwiches and cakes, tea and coffee – Warick St

‘Flaming Good’ Pizza Van – near event van Herbert St (opposite Railway Hotel), all weekend

Greek Recipe – Muir St, all Weekend

Icecream & Hot Dogs Van – all weekend

Peck’s Coffee Van – Water Lane (beside Real Estate Building), Saturday only

Piccolo Coffee Van – selling coffee and protein balls – Herbert St (in front of Allora Community Hall), all weekend

Pig on the Spit – Allora Butchery, Herbert St, Saturday only

QCWA Hall open with displays & food – all weekend

Railway Hotel – Meals – Herbert St, all weekend

RSL – home made pies, soup, pasties, savoury parcels – Warwick St, all weekend

Soft Icecream, hot dogs and coffee – Park at rear of RSL (near the Meet the Maker Stalls)

St David’s Church Hall – Devonshire teas – over the highway (walk under bridge from rear of RSL)

Piccolo Van Cafe - Great coffee & slices

Food Venues

Bring some cash for food and beverages

This is a small town with few ATM’s and these can run out of cash at an event like this. 

Sunday 21st July 2019

8am– MASS AT ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH SERVICE (everyone welcome)

8.30am – MEMORIAL TO FALLEN SOLDIERS at Allora RSL (Warwick St, opposite school)

9am – ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH SERVICE (everyone welcome)

9am – SORRY, SOLD OUT!    POET’S BREAKFAST AT RSL – Bushies Breakfast (Max. 100)

10am – COMBINED ALLORA/CLIFTON SERVICE AT ST. DAVID’S ANGLICAN CHURCH (everyone welcome)

10am – WUPPIES music in the park behind RSL (Warwick St, opposite school)

10am – 3pm – MARY POPPINS HOUSE – open for House Tours ($7) & Morning/Afternoon Tea ($5) 61 Herbert St

10.30am – 11am PENNY FARTHING BIKE & VINTAGE CAR ACTIVITIES (Herbert & Muir Sts.)      

12 noon – 50 YEAR REUNION OF THE 1969 ALLORA STATE SCHOOL YEAR 10 CLASS will be held at the Railway Hotel Dining Room (Cost $25)  RSVP to Kaye Mullins by 12.07.19 for catering purposes on 0448666132 or Email tomkayemullins@gmail.com.

9am – 3pm

  • SPORTS MUSEUM Entry – Adult – gold coin donation. Children – free

  • DRAYTON ST. MUSEUM Entry – Adult – $5. Children – free

  • ST DAVID’S HALL – ALLORA ART & CRAFT GROUP displaying 150 years of craft/sewing; doll display; teapot display; bridal wear display. (walking access under the bridge on designated walkway)

  • ST DAVID’S ANGLICAN CHURCH after the church service

  • ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH after the church service

  • ST ANDREW’S CHURCH SERVICE after the church service

  • ROTARY BOOKFEST – St. Andrew’s Hall

  • QCWA

  • VINTAGE CARS & PENNY FARTHING BICYCLES

  • PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB display in Senior Citizens Hall

  • 150 YEAR TIME LINE STATIC DISPLAY in Old Shire Chambers

  • 150 YEARS OF POLICING & JUSTICE DISPLAY in Old Shire Chambers

    Afternoon activities (public encouraged to join in)

  • ALLORA BOWLS CLUB

  • ALLORA GOLF CLUB

  • ALLORA TENNIS CLUB

  • ALLORA CRICKET CLUB – VICTORIA HILL V ALLORA

  • TOUCH FOOTBALL

ALLORA 150 CONTACTS: Wendy – 0488 673 778 or Lyn – 0408 753 085 or Kaye 0448 666 132

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Allora150/

Mary Poppin's House - Paul Knie - Lightscape studio
Blue Cow - Paul Knie - Lightscape studio
Mary Poppin's House - Paul Knie - Lightscape studio

Andersons in the Lead

In 1884, one hundred and seventy-five years ago, Edward “Ned” Anderson, and employee of Canning Downs Station first rode over the site of the future town of Allora. He found Mr. and Mrs. Neil Ross and their daughter Grace living in a cottage near the banks of Dalrymple Creek. Neil Ross had 1,200 head of sheep grazing on the Goomburra run squatted on by Ernest Elphinstone Dalrymple in 1840, on land occupied for thousands of years by the Giabal Aboriginal people.

The land for the township of Allora was resumed from Goomburra Station in 1859. In January 1869, at a public meeting held in Michael Erhart’s Queen’s Arms Hotel, Edward Anderson moved that Allora be made a municipality. This was proclaimed on the 21st July 1869. Edward Anderson served as Allora’s second Mayor in 1870/71.

Fast forward 150 years, and the acceptance of nominations for the beard growing competition being conducted by the Allora and Distraic Historical Society’s 150 Years Celebrations Committee, James “Jim” Anderson, the great, great grandson of Edward Anderson, was the first official nomination.

Local hairdressers, Ros Cave of PR’s Hair Design, and Cassie Williams of Cassaz Colourful Curls, oversaw the more than twenty entries to be judged on the 20th July 2019 during the Allora 150 Year Celebrations Weekend.

Although nominations for the beard growing competition have closed, entries will be accepted up to the 20th July for as yet to be decided categories including longest beard overall and bushiest beard.

Edward Anderson Allora Mayor 1870-1871
Ros Cave trimming Jim Anderson's beard for the Beard Growing Competition

Entrants in the Beard Growing Competition

ALLORA & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC.