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Gippsland Vehicle Collection


The Gippsland Vehicle Collection provides south east Australia with an outstanding rotating display of interesting vehicles including cars, motor-bikes, machinery, historic vehicles and auto memorabilia.

Located in the very attractive Central Gippsland rural town of Maffra, the Motor Museum is an easy three hour drive from central Melbourne along the excellent Princes Highway. Or alternate routes can be taken around the coast, through the hills, or even over the big hill, Mount Hotham and the Alpine Way.

Maffra has long been a strong motoring centre and boasts a local hill climb track run by the Maffra and District Car Club and a Motocross track run by the Maffra Sale Motorcycle Club.

There are so many interesting and unique vehicles to see that we have a rotating theme of display vehicles for four months at a time. Their current feature displays are listed on the website. The vehicles are on loan from private collectors, mostly in Gippsland.

The massive building of around 2200 square metres was built during World War Two as a vegetable dehydrating plant to provide vegetables to our troops overseas, and has been several other factories and warehouses since then, finally falling into disrepair around 15 years ago.

Bus tours and school group are welcomed and catered for.




1A Sale Road
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 6.5K from Bundalaguah

Maffra Sugar Beet Museum


The Maffra Sugar Beet Museum is housed primarily in the relocated office and weighbridge of the former Maffra Sugar Beet Factory, with an associated shed containing agricultural machinery.

An audio-visual of Sugar Beet growing around Maffra is included, as are small exhibitions on European exploration, Aborigines and pre-history. Archives and photographs are held off-site at Maffra Library. An extensive collection of Architectural plans is held.

The Collection contains objects and documents relating to the cultivation of Sugar Beet around Maffra (1896-1848), and the Maffra Sugar beet factory, plus agriculture in general (especially dairy farming) and documents and photographs relating to the former Maffra Shire. Photographs include an extensive collection of the works of H.B. Hammond, photographer at Maffra from c.1907 to the 1940s.

The Maffra Sugar Beet Museum opens on the 1st Sunday of the Month, to coincide with the monthly Maffra Market.




McMahon Drive
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 7.4K from Bundalaguah

Gippsland Armed Forces Museum


The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum aims to preserve Gippsland's military heritage, and provide the means to display and highlight the role played by Gippslanders in the countries Defence Forces, both in peace and war.

It is a regional military museum that researches, educates and displays the role that Gippsland men and women of have played in the defence of Australia in times of war and peace from 1885 to the present.

The collection includes military service from 1885 to now, items vary from personnel items to weapons both longarm, smallarm and bayonets, as well as items from Gallipoli, France, and Belguim.

Other displays depict photographs, maps and more. Incorporated into this collection is the Aucterlonie Collection.




Lyon Crescent,
West Sale Aerodrome
Fulham, VIC, 3851

Located 8.9K from Bundalaguah

Gippsland Art Gallery


The Gippsland Art Gallery was established in 1965 as the Sale Regional Arts Centre. The Gallery was the first public art venue to open east of Melbourne. A Victorian State Government Grant of ?40,000 enabled construction of the Gallery, which was subsequently run by a Committee of Management. The Gallery was staffed entirely by volunteers until its first Director, Gwen Webb OAM, was appointed in 1976. It continued to operate as a community gallery until 1994, when it came under the management of the newly formed Wellington Shire Council. The Gallery relocated into the Port of Sale Civic Centre, where it reopened in 1995.

In July 2015 the Gallery moved next door to the Port of Sale Business Centre, 64-66 Foster Street, Sale as a temporary measure while the old Port of Sale Civic Centre is redeveloped.

The Gippsland Art Gallery collection currently consists of approximately 1,330 objects, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, works on paper (drawings and prints), photographs, textiles, metalwork, woodwork, and indigenous and tribal art.

The Maffra Exhibition Space is also run by the Gippsland Art Gallery and displays artworks with a focus on Gippsland based artists.




64-66 Foster Street,
Foster
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 9.1K from Bundalaguah

Bundalaguah: Events

Sale Cup Day


Sale Cup Day is Gippslands' premier thoroughbred race day, conducted in the heart of the Spring Racing Carnival.

Run the Sunday after Cox Plate Day and the week prior to the Flemington Carnival, Sale Cup Day could not be more Spring Racing if they tried.

With the feature race being the blacktype Listed 1600 metre Sale Cup worth $150,000, traditional Fashions on the Field, Hospitality options to suit all walks of life, this is a fantastic day out for all.


Event Dates
2016
      23rd Oct


1227 Maffra-Sale Road
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 5.6K from Bundalaguah

The Gippsland Eleven


The Gippsland Eleven is a Meeniyan Art Gallery touring exhibition showcasing the talents of eleven Gippsland artists whose works cover a wide range of media and techniques.

Inspired by the wonderful place in which they live and work the exhibition includes machine embroidery by Chris Beehag, wood fired pottery by Zak Chalmers, metal sculpture and welding by Laurie Collins, sculptural felt works by Marion Dawson, photographs by Trevor Foon, calligraphy by Anita George, pyrography by Sue Guilford, linocuts by Janet K Howard, drawing by Kim McDonald, paintings by Gary Miles and multi-media works by Ann Parry.


Event Dates
2016
      26th Sep
      27th Sep
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150 Johnson Street
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 7.2K from Bundalaguah

Maffra Variety and Farmers Market


Maffra comes alive the first Sunday of every month, with producers, farmers and many more coming together in Johnson Street.

Maffra Variety and Farmers Market specialises in fresh seafood, farm fresh vegetables, jams/preserves, pet food and accessories.

All your favourite producers and stallholders will be on hand.

Handmade soaps/candles, crafts, plants bric-a-brac and much more.


Event Dates
2016
      2nd Oct
      6th Nov
      4th Dec


Johnson Street
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 7.3K from Bundalaguah

Sale Producers Market


Sale Producers Market is held on the third Saturday of every month among the picturesque elm trees at the local Showgrounds. In winter the market is held indoors at the Horse Pavilion.

You will find no re-sellers at this market, only quality products that are home grown, home baked, preserved, picked and handmade.

New stall holder enquiries are welcome.


Event Dates
2016
      15th Oct
      19th Nov
      17th Dec
2017
      21st Jan
      18th Feb
      18th Mar


2 Sale-Maffra Road,
Foster
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 8.8K from Bundalaguah

Stratford Variety Market


Stratford comes alive the fourth Sunday of every month, with producers, farmers and many more coming together in Memorial Park, Princes Highway.

Stratford Variety Market specialises in fresh seafood, farm fresh vegetables, jams/preserves, pet food and accessories. All your favourite producers and stallholders will be on hand. Handmade soaps and candles, crafts, plants bric-a-brac and much more.


Event Dates
2016
      23rd Oct
      27th Nov


Princes Highway
Stratford, VIC, 3862

Located 9.0K from Bundalaguah

Bundalaguah: Travel Tips

Maffra Visitor Information Centre


The Maffra Visitor Information Centre serves this beautiful country town of approximately 5,300 people, situated 220 kilometres east of Melbourne in the Wellington Shire. It is the centre of the rich Macalister agricultural, pastoral and dairying irrigation area.

The Maffra Visitor Information Centre is housed in the late-Victorian designed Maffra Courthouse which retains most of its original features.

In specially designed display cases, you will see an important collection of mineral specimens, gemstones and fossils, the result of a lifetime of collection by Italian immigrant, Pino Deriu. Leaving Italy in 1952, this fully qualified accountant came to Australia and soon joined his brother in prospecting for opal around Coober Pedy.

This led to a lifelong love of fossicking and trading minerals and gemstones. Pino's preference was to leave most of the specimens he collected in their natural state rather than have them cut, polished or mounted, which adds to the scientific value of this amazing collection.

Call the Maffra Visitor Information Centre and they can provide you with information to assist you in your travel through Maffra, the Victorian high country and make your stay more enjoyable.

Maffra VIC's volunteers look forward to making your visit a memorable one.




96 Johnson Street
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 7.5K from Bundalaguah

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