OUTBACK EXPERIENCE: The Bush Picnic will celebrate rural Australia and its connection with the railway.
OUTBACK EXPERIENCE: The Bush Picnic will celebrate rural Australia and its connection with the railway. Contributed

Bush spirit on display at picnic

THE Workshops Rail Museum will embrace the spirit of the Aussie outback this weekend with the Bush Picnic event.

Stanthorpe folk artists Penny Davies and Roger Ilott will perform, while bush poet Darryll Bellingham will provide a good scrub yarn or two.

The Workshops Rail Museum director Andrew Moritz said the event would highlight the rural culture attached to the railway's vast history.

"The railway played a major role in the development of the state, making goods and services available to those in the Outback. We're giving an Akubra nod to that contribution through Bush Picnic," Mr Moritz said.

The museum grounds will host a range of Outback activities this Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, including damper and billy tea making with Farmer Phill and bush games with Jack Roo.

The event includes a return trip to Grandchester on board a heritage steam train.

For further information about the event and ticket prices, phone 3432 5100 or visit www.theworkshops. qm.qld.gov.au.


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