Some of our visitors comments...

As a member of the Gawler Veteran Vintage & Classic Vehicles Club Inc, I had the great pleasure of visiting your Museum on Sunday 9th June.

My husband and I would like to thank all the volunteers for providing an excellent adventure for young and old, for the mechanically minded and the novices too.

Allowing visitors to see the historically significant machinery in operation and the Humphrey pump up close, ride the railway, watch massive logs split like twigs and meet the volunteers is a wonderful experience.

We hope your group is successful in gaining the funding and volunteers required to continue to operate.

In trying to think of ways you might improve the open days, we struggled.

Perhaps someway to promote it widely? We will! We will tell all our friends and work colleagues.

A special thank you to John on the railway!

With kind regards
Gillian and Craig Laven

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Judith Noble, Project Manager, Rural Services Division of the RHAS of SA wrote in regard to the Museum’s exhibits at the Royal Adelaide Show;

Thank you so much for your part in making this all possible. It was a pleasure to work with someone so organised, especially seeing we had so little knowledge of what was required. Could you please pass on the Society’s thanks to your Members for their contributions, not only during the Show, but for the move in/out process, which went so smoothly.

It was a delight to be able to present such an impressive piece of history to our Show goers. The Fowler Z7 was certainly an impressive and memorable ‘headline act’ for our Vintage Machinery Trail.”

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 Paulina Butler from Adelaide wrote;
We visited the Museum for the open day on 5th Oct 2014. We were among the 1st to arrive & the last to leave because there was so much to see. Very well laid out with plenty of people to explain the intricacies of the various engines. Great Devonshire Teas. A credit to all the volunteers who devote their time & effort to keeping this valuable history alive. Shame the Humphrey Pump wasn't working because of Government Bureaucracy hold ups! We will be recommending this Museum to all our friends & family.

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HEALTH WARNING

It has come to our attention that a number of people are exhibiting signs of having contracted a HIGHLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE.

This disease may be contracted by persons of all ages.

SYMPTOMS

  • The sufferer becomes confused and bewildered when not near old machinery, steam engines or old buildings.
  • They will be observed to be wandering around with a blank expression and muttering strange words.
  • May exhibit a rapid rise in temperature at the sight of a steam train, old tractor or engine.
  • Behaviour then becomes erratic with much rushing about and waving of arms. Foaming at the mouth is possible.
  • The patient is sometimes violent to uninfected people.
  • The patient may also be observed spending much time and money in bookshops featuring books on old machinery.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THIS CONDITION IS INCURABLE.

THE TREATMENT

  • The patient must be kept in regular contact with old machinery.
  • Should be encouraged to go on steam tours and to open days at vintage machinery museums where he can meet with other victims of the disease.

In cases of emergency, contact the Cobdogla Steam Friends Society Inc!