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Friends of the North Australia Railway at Adelaide River Newsletter



Friends of the North Australia Railway at Adelaide River Newsletter


Friends of the North Australian Railway Inc


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Date:2003-04; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.




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administrative costs, the evidence of a significant number of Friends (committed enough to fill in the form and send money), is very helpful as supporting documentation in our funding submissions. Naturally we do not divulge individual details, just global numbers. A membership form is attached at the bottom of this newsletter. Linkages with Birdum Historical Society. As you will know, Birdum was the end of the Never Never line (500km from Darwin). Work on the transcontinental dream stopped at Birdum during the Great Depression in 1929. BHS (including Anne Kanters and Barry Sharp) is valiantly trying to preserve and record what remains at Larrimah to Birdum (8km). We have struck up an accord to be of mutual assistance and Anne and Barry have become financial Friends of Adelaide River and several of us have joined BHS. National Trust Tour of Adelaide River Military sites. On the Queens Birthday weekend, the National Trust Larrakeyah Branch has arranged for military historian Bob Alford to guide a tour of historic military sites around Adelaide River. A brunch is programmed at the station on Sunday 8 June for the visiting party. Volunteers to assist with this fundraising activity are needed (please contact Judy Richardson at 0439 843 747). Anyone wishing to join Bob on the tour should contact Robyn Smith on E-mail: women@northernexposure.com.au or by facsimile 8948 3566. Finalised details will then be forwarded to al those who have expressed interest. Draft Master Plan. In order to start putting some of concepts down on a piece of paper. Chris Renehan has kindly prepared the first draft of our Master Plan for the Railway Heritage Precinct. A reduced copy of the draft Master Plan is attached. We would welcome comments that anyone may have on the plan. Annual General meeting (Inaugural) As we are now incorporated, it is timely to plan our inaugural Annual General Meeting. The meeting will provide a forum for reporting on our activities and plans and also to elect office bearers for the ensuing 12 months. We are tentatively programming this meeting for the Queens Birthday weekend (possibly Saturday morning 7 June 2003). A formal notice of the meeting will follow. The venue for the meeting will be the railway station at Adelaide River. We know that this is the Adelaide River Show weekend and that locals may be committed there. However we should be able to get their nominations in before the meeting. Visitors from Darwin could visit the show after attending the AGM. HeritageWeek 2003. Dont forget our Railway Picnic Day on Monday 4 August. Bring you picnic baskets and relax at the station. Barbeque facilities will be available. A sub-committee to organise this event is needed and if it appeals to you please let us know. Caretakers. Our caretaker (Ron Neist) from Narooma has advised that the Bass fishing was not so good this season and so Ron is heading north on Wednesday 16 April. Unfortunately Judy Rowland has commitments in

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