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Preserving Our Agricultural History in Warracknabeal

Warracknabeal’s Wheatlands Agricultural Machinery Museum has been re-opened, following $100,000 upgrades from the State Government.

The museum which houses the largest collection of historical machinery in Australia, was officially opened by Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green over the Easter weekend.

Ms Green commented, saying “Since 1963, the Wheatlands Agricultural Machinery Museum has been collecting historical pieces – from old tractors, hay bailers, tractors, to engines – the Museum has something for every farming and historical enthusiast.

“We fast-tracked this project to support this proud community and its history.”

Upgrades, which came at a total of $210,000 include a redeveloped main entrance area with new foyer, meeting room, archive area, office, kitchen, toilets,  and display area.

The opening also coincided with the 50th annual Easter Vintage Machinery Rally, which attracted visitors to Warracknabeal from all over the region.

Upgrades come as part of a $27 million Drought Support Package, aimed at supporting rural communities affected by drought, by fast-tracking a number of local projects.

In Yarriambiack Shire, the museum upgrade was identified as the highest priority project for the Warracknabeal and District Historical Society and the Wheatlands Museum Committee.

Image Source – Film Victoria