On Sunday 25 March PHA Qld committee member Ray Kerkhove organised a social event for members and their guests to visit Old Petrie Town. A highlight of the day was a special curator’s tour of The Final 100 Days exhibition at Pine Rivers Museum conducted by PHA Qld member Jeff Hopkins-Weise. The group then had an opportunity to view historic buildings, witness steam powered vehicles in action, watch old games and entertainments, and see skilled artisans at work. A number of members stayed for a lunch at the Tom Petrie Restaurant located within the historic precinct.
If you weren’t able to come to our member’s day but would still like to experience what Old Petrie Town has to offer, consider coming on a day that Jeff Hopkins-Weise and special guests present on The Final 100 Days Heritage Talk Series.
War, Technology and Remembrance – the First World War German tank Mephisto and the 26th Battalion
Tuesday 24 April 10 am – 11am
Speakers: Greg Czechura and Jeff Hopkins-Weise
The evolution of armoured vehicles is a fascinating story. After 100 years, Mephisto is a unique war trophy that commemorates the services and sacrifices of Australian troops on the Western Front.
The Western Front 8 August 1918 “The black day of the German Army” – The Battle of Amiens and the ‘Amiens’ Rail Gun
Friday 18 May 10am – 11am
Speakers: Rob Shiels and Jeff Hopkins-Weise
This talk explores these events and delves into the lives of some of the Australian soldiers involved with the capture and recovery of the huge German railway weapon.
The Final 100 Days is on display until 27 May 2018. RSVPs are essential for these events as capacity is limited.
Pine Rivers Heritage Museum
Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Road, Whiteside
P: 3285 7213