Australian Vintage Machinery Congress

By Staff
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A 1925 6 HP Austral oil engine made by the Australian firm of Ronaldson Tippett of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. This particular engine was returned to the factory and re-built in 1944. Owned and restored by David Aitken, Seville, Victoria. A Brian Pump

Box 1200 Caboolture, Queensland, 4510 Australia

TOMM (The Old Machinery Mart) Magazine and Highcliff Travel
(Australia) have planned a 25 day Australian Congress, a special
personalised tour featuring Australia’s mechanical heritage and
machinery collectors, that will begin on the 27th of April

The tour is limited to only forty antique machinery enthusiasts,
including spouses, who would like to visit a wide range of
Australian heritage museums and villages, attend rallies, and view
Australia’s unique attractions. The aim is to provide a
personalised tour based around a common interest of mechanical
heritage. We are able to introduce our visitors to Australia by
visiting a range of selected venues in order to present an overall
picture of Australia’s early mechanical endeavors and life

All transport and accommodation arrangements will be provided to
tour the Australian states of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria
and South Australia. Orientation tours of the capital cities and
the Australian capital, Canberra, with central accommodation in
such places are planned. Also included are the main tourist
attractions within reach of the planned route, with an optional
Australian Barrier Reef and Ayers Rock tour at the conclusion of
the Machinery Congress.

Special invitations to visit collections of gas engines,
tractors, steam and farming equipment make this a once in a
lifetime opportunity. Working demonstrations are guaranteed. Two
machinery rallies are included. One in Victoria at a permanent
rally ground has a wide range of working machinery including a 27
ton working steam shovel. The second machinery rally, the Third
Australian National Meet, will be held at Goolwa at the mouth of
the Murray River (Australia’s largest) with all its associated
historical features.

All museums, historical villages, clubs, and individuals
involved in this programme, first of its kind, are preparing a
special welcome for their fellow enthusiasts from the U.S.A. Early
registration of delegates is a must. Write now for your brochure
and registration details.

Note: Canadian subscribers to GEM will be most welcome to
participate in the Congress.

Dates: Saturday 27th April 1991, arrive in Sydney, New South

Wednesday 15th May, end of the Machinery Congress and a morning
departure to the U.S.A. for those tour members that do not take
part in the optional Post Congress Tour.

Tuesday 21st May, morning departure for the U.S.A. for the
members who took part in the Post Congress Tour.

Includes: All transport, including the return flight to the
U.S.A., and accommodation in Australia are included in the

For further information, write to: Ian Stewart, Australian
Vintage Machinery Congress, Box 1200, Caboolture, Queensland, 4510,
Australia. You can also phone Australia 7-359-6651 (Ken Osetroff),
or Fax Australia 7-359-1263.

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