Bingara Orange Picking 2018

12.00pm The Annual Bingara Orange Picking
Bingara RSL Club, 46 Finch St
Take part in this much loved Bingara tradition which pays respect to the town’s fallen soldiers and celebrates our freedom.

The orange trees lining Finch Street and circling the Gwydir oval are a unique feature of Bingara.  Planted as a living memorial to Bingara’s fallen in World Wars I and II, the trees and the annual harvesting of the fruit by the local school children (the orange police) happens on only one day of the year.

On the appointed day, a ceremony outside the Returned Services Club marks the beginning of the harvest.

oranges_everywhere_thumbThe children and wider community listen to an address given by an invited speaker, then join Rick Hutton in his rendition of “Oranges Everywhere”, a song written by him to commemorate the occasion. Once completed, the picking begins.
[Click the icon opposite to hear Rick & Pat Drummond’s rendition at The Roxy.]

Below is footage that was streamed LIVE on Facebook by Costa Georgiadis when he attended the event in 2016.