Kick off Australia Day 2018 at Pioneer Park Museum

Griffith Pioneer Park Museum is going to be the place to be this Australia Day, having a “fair-dinkum” Aussie celebration.

The bushland setting and historic buildings will provide the perfect location for a community Aussie breakfast and a great way to kick off the celebrations.

The Regional Theatre will then hold the Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony, commencing at 9:30am, recognising all Griffith’s dedicated citizens how give so much back to the community.

Museum staff and volunteers with the support of local business houses will provide a feast for locals and welcome this year’s Australia Day Ambassador, Chelsea Bonner, founder of Bella Models and Chair of the Australia Day Working Group, Councillor Christine Stead.

Due to the generosity of local businesses, entry to the Museum will be free of charge for the morning.

Griffith Pioneer Park Museum Business Coordinator Jenny O’Donnell-Priest advised that they are usually all but finished by lunch time before the weather gets “hotter than a shearer’s armpit.”

“Australia Day at the Museum is always a fantastic event - there will be the ever popular train rides and tours, children’s old fashioned games, jumping castle and Jeff Gardner’s Country West performing. Staff will also lead a bush dancing bracket at 10.00am,” Ms O’Donnell-Priest said.

“Our Curator, Bonnie Owen will be putting on a display of the Todd Shed plans and an example of what will be exhibited as well.”

“The Todd Shed is a new construction which will house a selection of Ian Keith Todd’s horse drawn and motorised vehicles. Mr Todd was a Griffith icon and long time volunteer of the Museum.”

Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said the traditional Australia Day Breakfast at the Museum is a great way to celebrate all that is Australian.


“Come along, bring your family and friends and enjoy the lifestyle, friendship and picturesque setting that makes Griffith Pioneer Park Museum such a great place to visit,” Councillor Dal Broi said.

“Following breakfast, you can make your way to the Regional Theatre for the Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony which will be commencing at 9:30am.”

There is no need to book and breakfast will be served from 7.30 am until 10.30 am. The cost is only $5 for a light continental breakfast or $10 for a full breakfast of cereal, fruit, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, eggs and toast; bring the family and enjoy the full breakfast for only $30 (2 adults 2 children).

Further information relating to the Australia Day Breakfast can be obtained by contacting Griffith Pioneer Park Museum on 6962 4196.

Make sure you head down to Griffith Regional Theatre at 9.30am to see the Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony.