21/05/2022 - 22/05/2022

Organisers are claiming the dates of 21 and 22 May as a plan to host a ‘Back to Upper Bingara’ weekend gathers momentum. Currently, a small committee has formed to get preparations underway for an event which hopes to be packed to the brim with reunions, presentations and recollections.

Mr Philip Young says that whilst in the early stages of planning, he is confident that the weekend will come together with the support of community members past and present. “We have consent to use the hall and are hoping to have the cooperation of bus services and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service volunteers to assist in the running of the weekend.”

“There will be an Ecumenical church service hosted by the Anglican Bishop of Armidale, Rev. Rod Chiswell, on the Sunday morning that everyone will be welcomed to.”

“A Withers family reunion of sorts will be held, along with a recreation of some Empire Day Games, bonfire and a book launch.” In addition, there will be a presentation of the radio play, ‘Under the Stringy Bark’, in which the author (Prof. Will Christie of ‘Under the Mulga Wood’) has given consent for names to be changed to characters of past Upper Bingara residents.

Further information will become available as plans are formalised.




McGregor Gourlay
The Living Classroom