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Karoonda Centenary Celebrations 2011

30 Sep - 03 Oct 2011

This year the Karoonda East Murray District celebrates 100 years since the sinking of the first bore at the Karoonda Oval. The celebrations were launched at the Karoonda Farm Fair in April with the unveiling of a plaque by Mr John Clarke, grandson of Mr Thomas Clarke who was in charge of maintenance of the first bore.

The main celebrations will be held from Friday 30th September to Monday 3rd October 2011.

The Karoonda East Murray community invites everyone to come and be part of this exciting event. There will be plenty to do and lots of time to reminisce. The Centenary Program has been released, below is a summary of events on over the weekend.

  • Centenary Quilt Unveiling
  • Peter Coad Art Exhibition
  • Offical Opening
  • Street Parade & Police Band
  • History Book Launch
  • Dixielanders Ball
  • Ecumenical Church Service
  • Sport Events
  • Food & Entertainment
  • Static Displays
  • Memorabilia
  • Railway History
  • Commemorative Pavers

This is an opportunity to return to this unique Mallee District, in the heart of the Mallee region, the home of the meteor, the Big Ram and the survivor of droughts and storms.

Event Venue:
Railway Terrace Karoonda 5307
Event Times: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday
Website: http://www.dckem.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=294
Contact: Elizabeth Kerr
Address: PO Box 402, Karoonda SA 5307
Telephone: 08 8578 1020
Mobile: 0429 947 634
Email: dekerr@karoonda.com.au


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