Warrock Homestead | Open Day Queen’s Birthday 2017
Warrock, historic, heritage listed, kelpie birthpldace, Casterton, George Patterson, Warrock Homestead, Warrock Station
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Open Day Queen’s Birthday 2017

Over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, The Farquharson family opened Warrock for the first time in many years. The open day coincided with the Casterton Kelpie Muster and associated Casterton Festival. Warrock is after all the birthplace of the kelpie so it seemed appropriate!

More than 100 visitors drove through the gates at Warrock over the course of the weekend, enjoying the grounds and the buildings, many of which hadn’t seen daylight for decades.

The baker’s oven was fired up for fresh scones, soup was served as sausages sizzled over the open fire to warm the visitors up in the cold winter air.

Several vintage machines were brought back to life (some only briefly!) including the Ronaldson and Tippet steam engine in the workshop and the 1940s McCormick-Deering tractor.

We were overwhelmed by the offers of support in our quest to restore this site. Please stay in touch with us via email, our e-newsletter and our Facebook page.