News from the Southern Hemisphere March 2021
STEAMFEST 2021 – Australia
The 2020 was a great success and it was a happy festival with loads of smiles. 2021 will be even better! On the March long weekend every year, SteamFest brings history to life over three days with one of the biggest collections of working steam machinery in Australia, Steam train rides, exhibitions of pioneering skills showing how things were done in yesteryear, ploughing displays and a full wood chopping competition on Monday. Plenty of kid’s entertainment plus lots and lots of art, craft and food stalls. And, of course, their Krauss steam loco running every half hour, all day long!
Held in the Town of Murals and Home of SteamFest – SHEFFIELD TASMANIA
Here is a link from a local Australian Newspaper…….click to enjoy…
Ferguson tractor lovers celebrate 75 years of the machine that ‘changed the world’ – ABC News
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Visit YouTube to watch SteamFest recordings.
Photos taken by friends of Judy and John Jeffries who have emigrated to Australia and came across preparations for SteamFest 2021 whilst travelling around Tasmania.
The organiser of the tractor section is Gerard Gelston, who was expecting 32 tractors for the section he is co-ordinating. They are trying to make a special effort for the 75th Anniversary of the ‘Fergie’. Gerard attended the Great Dorset Steam Fair in 2019 and thought it was great.
Hopefully the UK will be back to some shows resembling these photos later this year 😉