Moondyne Festival

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THE ACT-BELONG-COMMIT
2017 TOODYAY MOONDYNE FESTIVAL



9.00

Festival commences, and Colonial Village open

 

9.10

Entertainment (Bush Poets /Toodyay Singers / Moondyne history)

Stage

9.20

Mad Tatters Morris Dancers and Perth Morris Men

Dancing in the Street

9.30

Moondyne Joe & gang appear in street and harass people in and near the Colonial Village

Watch out for them

9.50

Street Parade (part 1) commences (from library  the east end to Stage) – Including Perth Rifle & Artillery Regiment 1860, and led by the Kalamunda Pipe Band

Cheer them on as they progress to the Stage

10.00

St Stephens Anglican Church Service

St Stephens Church

10.05

Festival Opening

Stage

10.25

Street Parade (part 2) heads off from Stage to the west end

Cheer them on

10.25

Entertainment (Perth Rifle & Artillery Regiment 1860/ Bush Poets / Carmen Braidwood)

Stage

10.30

Moondyne Joe runs amok in the West End including interrupting the service at St Stephens Church and robbery from cafes

Watch out for them in the West end

10.40

Toodyay Ballet School

Police Station area

11.00

Kalamunda Pipe Band

near Freemasons Hotel

11.10

Capture of Moondyne Joe

Colonial Village

11.20

Moondyne Joe’s First Trial

Stage

11.50

Entertainment ( Toodyay Singers / Royal Australian Navy Band / Toodyay Ballet School / Love N Heart )

Stage

12.50

Mad Tatters Morris Dancers and Perth Morris Men

Dancing in the Street

1.20

Moustache Competition – Prize awarded

Freemason Hotel

1.20

Toodyay Ballet School

Police Station area

1.40

Balcony Scene and capture of Moondyne Joe

Freemasons Hotel

2.00

Moondyne Joe’s Second Trial

Stage

2.15

Mad Tatters Morris Dancers and Perth Morris Men

Dancing in the Street

2.20

Entertainment ( Royal Australian Navy Band / Love N Heart / Toodyay Singers )

Stage

3pm

Floozy Competition – Prize awarded

Freemasons Hotel

4pm

Close of Festival

 

ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Colonial Village:

  • Jarrah Celtic Band & other musicians:  9am – 4pm. Music and dance all day at the Colonial Village. Take a seat on the straw bales or swing your partner round and round.
  • Bush Poets:  Listen to the bush ballads and poems narrating a story from the times
  • Blacksmith:  Dave will be giving demonstrations during the day  (watch out at 9.30 when Moondyne Joe steals a bridle)
  • Newcastle General Store:  go down memory lane checking out items sold in years gone by…
  • Swaggies Inn:  Meet our Swaggies and have a taste of the stew and damper
  • Blade Shearer: Ron the Newcastle squatter shearing his sheep near the swaggies (keep your eye on those jumbucks…don’t let the swaggy place it in his tucker bag)
  • Newcastle Photo Room: Great fun for families…bring your kids in and have your photo taken

Roaming the main street:  Town Crier (providing information of the events);; Moondyne Joe and his gang, floozies, coppers, swaggies, temperance ladies, organ grinder, stilt walkers; escaped convict; Sherlock Holmes Society of WA, Kalamunda Pipe Band, Perth Morris Men, Mad Tatters Morris Dancers, and much more

In and near the main street:  Humpy Camel Rides (Library); Arts Toodyay Exhibition (CWA Hall); vintage & classic car display (East end); Lions Wiggly Worm plus Billy Kart rides (Bendigo Bank); Antique & Collectors Fair (Memorial Hall); Historical Cycle Club (old Fire Station); Clydesdale horse and cart (near Newcastle Bridge); Toodyay Historical Society display

In and near St Stephens Church Grounds:  Progressive Axemen’s Association (Log chopping demonstrations 10.30 to 3pm; St Stephens Anglican Church Service 10am; Family Respite Centre (in the Church hall), plus stalls, food and drinks

In Duidgee Park, take a journey on Toodyay’s famous miniature railway, use the playground equipment and take a break, BBQ’s available for your use

In Stirling Park:  West Coast Carnivals (plus food and drinks)

Information Booth & Assistance:  The Moondyne information booth located at the Colonial Village.  Come and see us, or for any info out on the street see the Town Crier and the Moondyne Volunteers

Newcastle Gaol Museum:  Ask for directions at the Toodyay Visitors Centre (Piesse St)