Orange Picking – enjoyed by all

July 11, 2013

This weekend, Bingara will hold a festival which celebrates a unique Bingara tradition, the Orange trees in Finch Street and Gwydir Oval, the esteem in which the children and adults of Bingara hold them, and the reason why the trees were planted in the first place, to remember men and women who served in World War II, in particular those who did not return.

For 53 years, the children of Bingara have taken part in the orange picking ceremony. This year, the orange picking was held on the last day of term, Friday, June 28.

Adam Marshall & Digby MunroMember for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall, with student, Digby Munro. Mr. Marshall was this year given the privilege of picking the first orange.

Follow the link to view the Great Orange Picking images captured by The Bingara Advocate on the day.  (PDF file size: 980Kb)