Open Day at The Arms of Australia Inn


The Nepean District Historical Society will be holding its Annual Historical Festival and Open Day at the Arms of Australia Inn Museum on Sunday, July 15 at Emu Plains from 9am to 3pm. Admission is free. 

Along with the regular museum collection of historical artefacts, furniture and other items, there will be special displays of railway equipment and the history of the building of the bridge and railway line, which went to Bathurst and the West. 

The NSW Corps of Marines will be in full uniform keeping the peace at the festival, along with members of a Light Horse Regiment from Windsor. 

The Marines will have displays, drills, floggings of miscreants and re-enactments from the life and times of the early colony. 

As in previous years, there will be activities for all ages including the animal farm, pony rides, and the old-fashioned school room where the children can have a go at writing on slates. There will be Model T Ford cars as well as plenty of stalls and food.  

The entertainment will include the Tall Timbre Country and Western Band and the Lisa Finn Powell and Karl Javernig jazz duo. 

It’s a great family day out! 

The Arms of Australia Inn is on the corner of Great Western Highway and Gardenia Avenue, Emu Plains. 

For more information, call 02 4735 4394 during opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday between 9am-2pm and on the 1st and 3rd Sunday between 1pm-4pm or email   

Article by Lisa Finn-Powell 


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