A visit to the H.V. McKay Rural Discovery Centre in the morning, the Campaspe Olive Grove in the afternoon, and a catered dinner at the Hub at the Elmore Events Centre were all part of the activities members enjoyed on Day 2 of our Club’s Chairman’s Muster at Elmore.
At the H.V. McKay Rural Discovery Centre, members watched a movie telling about the history of the region from its first indigenous people, through European settlement, and on to the present day. Members heard the history about local Hugh McKay’s invention of the Sunshine Combined Harvester, learning that the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine was named after the place where the machinery factory was situated.
Members queued to ride on the miniature train and enjoyed watching the spinning of yarn and other farm activities. Interesting farm equipment of days gone past was on display.
After lunch, while some of our members visited the Campaspe Grove Olive farm, others ventured out into the surrounding region.
The excellent two course muster dinner at the Hub was well attended, with special guest speaker Derek Shooton, President of the Elmore and District Machinery Field Days Inc telling about the establishment of the Elmore Events Centre, and of the many events and activities undertaken at the Centre.
The night culminated with our Chairman Craig paying tribute to the many organisers and members who are helping make the muster function smoothly.
A very special thanks also to our webmaster Rob who is doubling throughout the muster as our ‘expert photographer’!