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Maffra Sugar Beet Museum


The Maffra Sugar Beet Museum is housed primarily in the relocated office and weighbridge of the former Maffra Sugar Beet Factory, with an associated shed containing agricultural machinery.

An audio-visual of Sugar Beet growing around Maffra is included, as are small exhibitions on European exploration, Aborigines and pre-history. Archives and photographs are held off-site at Maffra Library. An extensive collection of Architectural plans is held.

The Collection contains objects and documents relating to the cultivation of Sugar Beet around Maffra (1896-1848), and the Maffra Sugar beet factory, plus agriculture in general (especially dairy farming) and documents and photographs relating to the former Maffra Shire. Photographs include an extensive collection of the works of H.B. Hammond, photographer at Maffra from c.1907 to the 1940s.




McMahon Drive
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 8.8K from Newry

Gippsland Vehicle Collection


The Gippsland Vehicle Collection provides south east Australia with an outstanding rotating display of interesting vehicles including cars, motor-bikes, machinery, historic vehicles and auto memorabilia.

Located in the very attractive Central Gippsland rural town of Maffra, the Motor Museum is an easy three hour drive from central Melbourne along the excellent Princes Highway. Or alternate routes can be taken around the coast, through the hills, or even over the big hill, Mount Hotham and the Alpine Way.

Maffra has long been a strong motoring centre and boasts a local hill climb track run by the Maffra and District Car Club and a Motocross track run by the Maffra Sale Motorcycle Club.

There are so many interesting and unique vehicles to see that we have a rotating theme of display vehicles for four months at a time. Their current feature displays are listed on the website. The vehicles are on loan from private collectors, mostly in Gippsland.

The massive building of around 2200 square metres was built during World War Two as a vegetable dehydrating plant to provide vegetables to our troops overseas, and has been several other factories and warehouses since then, finally falling into disrepair around 15 years ago.

Bus tours and school group are welcomed and catered for.




1A Sale Road
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 9.9K from Newry

Newry: Events

Maffra Variety and Farmers Market


Maffra comes alive the first Sunday of every month, with producers, farmers and many more coming together in Johnson Street.

Maffra Variety and Farmers Market specialises in fresh seafood, farm fresh vegetables, jams/preserves, pet food and accessories.

All your favourite producers and stallholders will be on hand.

Handmade soaps/candles, crafts, plants bric-a-brac and much more.


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Johnson Street
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 9.1K from Newry

George Gray Centre - Kaleidoscope


The Kaleidoscope exhibition is a celebration of life expressed through the eyes of artists living with a disability - bursting with energy, colour and vitality.

Arts will be on display from participants of the George Gray Centre.


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150 Johnson Street,
PO Box 304
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 9.2K from Newry

Gone Farmin'


Whether you grew up on the farm, have fond memories of visiting your cousin's farm, or you are a confirmed urbanite who couldn't stand to miss an episode of McLeod's Daughters or Farmer Wants A Wife, the Gippsland Vehicle Collection (GVC) has the exhibition for you.

The GVC will showcase farm vehicles from across the generations with its Gone Farmin' exhibition, which will launch on Sunday, March 13 and run until the end of June.

Rare and otherwise special farm vehicles will be on show both inside the GVC's Motor Museum and on the grounds. And, enthusiasts with any sort of vehicle, farm-related or not, are invited to bring them along and show in the grounds on the launch day, to add to the display. Prizes will be awarded for exhibit of the day and President's Pick. Food and drinks are available and display vehicles are welcome from 9am onwards.

So to join the celebration of vehicle life on the farm, get along to the Gippsland Vehicle Collection on Sunday, 13 March, 2016 for the Display Day launch, or come along and see the ongoing exhibit, on show until the end of June.

Admission to the grounds on the display day is by gold coin donation, with a discounted $8 entry fee to the Motor Museum on the launch day, and under 15s free.




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1A Sale Road
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 9.9K from Newry

Heritage Festival: Heyfield Vintage Machinery Rally


Join the Heyfield and District Vintage Machinery Group Inc. for an exciting weekend of Vintage Machinery from Victoria's past.

Attractions include: a vintage tractor pull, steam engines, stationary engines, memorabilia, vintage trucks, cars and motorbikes, a blacksmith, demonstrations throughout the weekend, a tractor trek, a grand parade and more.

The National Trust Heritage Festival runs each year in April and May and is a celebration of our shared heritage. Any organisation with an interest in history and heritage can participate. There are hundreds of events happening across the state with the theme of Discovery and Rediscoveries in 2016. To find out more head to www.nationaltrustfestival.org.au.


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2016
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Gordon Street,
6,
Parliament
Heyfield, VIC, 3858

Located 11.1K from Newry

Heyfield Market


The Heyfield Market takes place on the first Saturday of every month - 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Heyfield Saturday Market has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with over 28 stalls of home made, home grown and quality second hand goods (trash and treasure), as well as honey and potatoes. Enjoy a barbecue or Devonshire tea, sandwiches and cakes. The market raises money for the St James Anglican Church.

In addition to the market the Heyfield Historical Museum is also open every market day from 10:00am to 2:00pm or at other times by appointment and is located just through the crossroads from the market on Harbeck Street. It houses an array of local information and memorabilia from the late 1800's to more recent times.


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Temple Street,
8,
Foster
Heyfield, VIC, 3858

Located 11.4K from Newry

Shakespeare on the River Festival


The annual Shakespeare on the River Festival runs each April or May in Stratford, Australia. The festival has created an enduring arts legacy for Stratford that showcases community, professional theatre and the broader arts scene.

The Festival has grown to include over twenty different events being performed over a two-and-a-half week period. The people of Stratford, The Festival management team, the best artists from around the region, and guest Melbourne and Sydney based professional companies will take you on a culturally engaging journey back in time.

The Shakespeare on the River Festival is embracing the digital era and presenting a diverse range of theatrical interpretations across each show, asking the hard questions and exploring contemporary issues and themes through the traditional works of William Shakespeare.


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Tyers Street
Stratford, VIC, 3862

Located 17.3K from Newry

Stratford Variety Market


Stratford comes alive the fourth Sunday of every month, with producers, farmers and many more coming together in Memorial Park, Princes Highway.

Stratford Variety Market specialises in fresh seafood, farm fresh vegetables, jams/preserves, pet food and accessories. All your favourite producers and stallholders will be on hand. Handmade soaps and candles, crafts, plants bric-a-brac and much more.


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Princes Highway
Stratford, VIC, 3862

Located 17.3K from Newry

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Maffra Visitor Information Centre


The Maffra Visitor Information Centre serves this beautiful country town of approximately 5,300 people, situated 220 kilometres east of Melbourne in the Wellington Shire. It is the centre of the rich Macalister agricultural, pastoral and dairying irrigation area.

Situated on the Macalister River, this friendly town with its delightful tree-lined main street has a great deal to offer those who visit this area.

The Maffra Visitor Information Centre is housed in the late-Victorian designed Maffra Courthouse which retains most of its original features including the Baltic pine-lined ceiling and floorboards, the Magistrate's bench and marble fireplaces and all doors, doorways and interior woodwork.

In the specially designed display cases, you will see an important collection of mineral specimens, gemstones and fossils, the result of a lifetime of collection by Italian immigrant, Pino Deriu. Leaving Italy in 1952, this fully qualified accountant came to Australia and soon joined his brother in prospecting for opal around Coober Pedy. This led to a lifelong love of fossicking and trading minerals and gemstones. Apart from a wide and fully representative range of Australian specimens, his collection also contains extremely rare items from Europe, Africa, North and South America, Asia and Asia Minor. Pino's preference was to leave most of the specimens he collected in their natural state rather than have them cut, polished or mounted, which adds to the scientific value of this amazing collection.

Call the Maffra Visitor Information Centre and they can provide you with information to assist you in your travel through Maffra, the nearby Victorian high country and the surrounding Macalister irrigation district and to make your stay more enjoyable. The volunteers look forward to making your visit a memorable one.




96 Johnson Street
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 8.9K from Newry

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