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Happenings: 

Our next in-house workshop: 

 Come and join in the fun  

        Saturday March 11 2017

  

Volunteers

With our drive for volunteers happening now,  you will start to see some changes happening.  Additional volunteers mean we can start to achieve a few more things at the complex.  Thanks to our wonderful supporters and friends. 

 

Great Eucy products for Gifts.

We have some bundles of Bosisto's products in hamper trays at great pricing of $20 each.

A Eucy pack, Health pack and get the place spic and span with the Cleaning products pack.

Come and inspect.  Makes a great gift or helps with the winter ills and chills.

We alsot stock a wide range of products and local gifts.

 Great value!!Great value!!

 

Pop Up Restaurant for Great Victorian Bike Ride

Well, what a great meal !  The restaurant was set up by Pat and James Clee as part of the festivities for the Great Vic Bike Riders in town on 1st Dec, 2015.   Chefs, peter and Anni from the Spotted Cow in Maldon came across and prepared the meal.  A great initiative with wonderful comments about the meal, using of course Inglewood Aged Beef beef and pork. 

 

Kim and Bett enjoying the mealKim and Bett enjoying the meal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Eucy Festival and Wildflower Show

Unveiling of the Hall of Fame plaque by Josie Lynch, Sue Pickles and Jan Leed with Museum President Lyn Rose

 

A remarkable feature for the museumA remarkable feature for the museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildfower Show - Convenor Wendy Murphy  presenting awards, with Stewart Luckman, Community Bank sponsor and the winner of the Open Photographic competition .

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia Day 2015

The flags were out and lamingtons were on sale as well.

 

 

Christmas Visitor

 

A pleasant breakup party for the Historical Society & Friends

A great way to share the 2014 year achievements and activities with good friends and visitors.    Dec 2014

 

 

Kooyoora Wildflower Show 2014

Saturday 2oth and Sunday 21st September. 9:30am - 5:30pm

Bigger and Better program.  Static displays, bus tours, photo competition and display. Guest speakers and presentations.  Plant and local product sales.

More activities.  

Adults $5 and a family $10.  Great Value!!!

Full program and competition entry forms   www.kooyoorafriends.org.au

 

ABC Landline  Sept 7th.

ABC Landline show highlighted the work Bosisto's have been doing developing the tree plantations at Glenalbyn and featured the Abbot family members. Great show. You can check it out on ABC  iView at http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/landline/NC1432Q032S00#playing 

The Eucy segment starts at 16:10.

 

Blue Eucy Heritage Festival

Sunday 29th September, 2013 saw the inaugural Heritage Festival based at the Distillery park.  This was a geat afternoon and one of the Shire's Naturally Loddon Festival series of events.    

You can checkout some photos here.

 

 

26 August -  Volunteer Grant Success!  Sharman Stone MP Visit

Federal MP and member for Murray visited the Museum during August to present a certificate to the museum.   A lovely morning tea was provided by President Lyn and the committee and volunteers enjoyed an informal chat with Sharman.  The museum received a Volunteer Grant of  $3595 from  Dept. Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.  The funds will provide some tools, glass cabinet and update mower and projector.

 

 

Loddon Powercor Excellence Awards - 2013

At a gala event at Eddington on 30th May, the Museum was announced a winner in the Best Tourism Operator category!!  We were delighted to be the recipient of this award, with some recognition to the team managing and developing the facility.  Our thanks to all the folk who participated from the project inception to its operating status today.  We hope to continue to develop the museum.  

Thanks to Loddon Shire and Powercor for supporting these awards.

 

 

Museum Development Fund

The museum launched the Development Fund on 1st December after receiving formal approval of Deductible Gift Recipient status from the Australian Tax Office.  This means donations of $2 or more to our museum are tax deductible for the donor,  and we are required to maintain a  donation register.

This is great news and recognises the support of the public for the musem. Our initial fundraising is targeted for the traction engine annex.  

For more information and how to donate, follow the link  more>

 

Visit Victoria tourism site

The museum now appears in the main Visit Victoria web site.    

Will help put us on the map.  Further developments in the pipeline. 

Check out our museum listing here more>

 

Australian Eucalyptus Oil Company

Tony Taig has launched the Australian Eucalyptus Oil Company, updating the Bygum oil brand. You can check out His fantastic new site more>

The new logo: 

 

The museum will continue to sell their oil products, so you'll see the new label transitioning.  Great work Tony! 

 

BBQ progress

Terry and Ron have been busy on the foundations. The poles are up now, so it's starting to take shape.   Terry has been very busy, and with Bert's assistance with the bricks, we're ready for the power connection.

 

 

VALE:  Phil Jones

It is with much regret we note the passing of one of the key figures in the history of this sites.  Our old mate Phil passed away on 23rd December 2012 having just made 85 years.    He was a real character and will be missed by his family and friends in Inglewood.  In accord with his wishes, a private funeral service was held on Friday 28th.  

We reprint  his Obituary Notice.

 JONES. - Phillip Ernest (Phil). 18.12.1927 - 23.12.2012 Died peacefully at Inglewood Hospital Loving son of Ernest and Norma Jones and much loved brother of Wilma and Patricia (all dec.), and Albert. Loved brother-in- law of Brenda. Fond uncle of their families. Now at Peace "Former Eucalyptus Distiller, Inglewood" 

 

VALE:   Fred Watts

It is with much regret we note the passing of Mr Frederick Watts, on October 24, 2012.   Fred reached the wonderful age of 96 years.   Fred was a benefactor to the museum donating two marvellous oil paintings of the Kingower distilleries.    Fred was the much loved husband of Wilna (dec) and Margaret (dec).   Our condolences to Fred's family.  

 

Naturally Loddon                        

A great bus load of Loddon folk enjoyed the Museum tour and a great morning tea with scones as part of the Spring festival of activities.

 

 

Great news!  We received a Loddon Shire Community Planning grant.

Fantastic news, so we're now planning the completion of the BBQ and shelter and restoration work on one of the sheds.  Hopefully all will be completed by the end of the year.  

 

We've added to our Retail stock.

A collection of cards are now available in our retail shop with some unique pics from our distillery site.   You never know when you need, and some folk are difficult to find a card for.  These may fill a gap, so keep one handy. Exclusive to the Museum.

 

 

Autumn Parrot Talk

For all the latest from Bosisto's on Eucalyptus oil,  check out their Parrot Talk news sheet.

 

 

Tractor

March 2012    The Chamberlain Champion Tractor has been moved on site from across the road.  This will allow some maintenance and cleaning work on it and then move into the final position. Many thanks to Les Miller and Gordon for their assistance.

 

 

Swings

March 2012 Well after a bit of a delay in getting the soft fall mulch, the swing - set is now complete. Have fun kids!

 

 

 

Visiting Forestry students

Feb 2012    We were thrilled to have a visiting group from the Melbourne University  Forestry School at Creswick, where around 30 students from various places around Australia and the globe were attending a short course.

Judging by the many questions,  they were happy to look around and enjoyed the displays and model demonstration. Then they headed off into the local forests to identify trees and various habitats.

 

 

Gifts of Oil paintings and Photograph prints set

Here is one of the Alex Stirling oil paintings we were delighted  to receive from Mr Fred Watts.  A champion fella!!   Also we thank Mr Peter Abbott and Felton Grimwade and Boisisto's for some marvellous framed photographs of the early machinery automating the cutting of the eucy leaf in the the 50's and sixties.  We are most grateful for this assistance.