Colac event thrills crowd with history

Barongarook West’s Jan Murray exhibited working donkeys at the Colac Heritage Festival. She is pictured with her donkey Hestia.

More than 2500 people gathered at Colac Showgrounds to see Colac and district’s rich agricultural history on display at the weekend.

The third annual Colac Heritage Festival featured historic logging equipment, farm machinery, motorcycles, cars and working donkeys.

Festival organiser Alan Billing said visitors were “in awe” of the range of machinery loggers and farmers had used over the past 150 years.

Mr Billing said the festival attracted visitors from across the state as well as abroad.

“We had a lot of people from the area and further out, like Inverell and Wagga Wagga,” Mr Billing said.

“And there was a couple who were here from England who were interested in our feature brand David Browns and some from New Zealand as well,” he said.

“I’m thrilled with how it’s all worked out, especially with the support we’ve received from the public and the timber industry, it allows us to put on excellent displays.”

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