It was a flashback in time for those attending the 2021 Bundaberg Yesteryear Machinery Rally on the weekend, with old tractors, demonstrations and memorabilia showcased throughout the day.
Secretary of the Bundaberg Yesteryear Machinery Society Inc. Desiree Heale said the event had been running for 13 years, and although festivities were scaled back on Saturday due to Covid, large crowds were still keen to see what was on offer.
“We had about 800 people through the gates at the Tegege Hall” she said.
“There were plenty of displays and activities featured including a tractor pull, a buzz-saw display, wood chopping, stationary engine displays, stall holders and more.”
One of the highlights of the day, according to Desiree, was an impromptu ploughing of the field next door.
“There were a couple of drivers who asked if they could get their old tractors out to plough the field,” she said.
“It was fantastic, the crowd absolutely loved it.”
Desiree said events like the yesteryear rally were few and far between but were important in preserving the history of farming machinery.
“Our rally is very unique, you don't see much like it,” she said.
“I love it and I love being part of Bundaberg Yesteryear Machinery Society Inc because it highlights how hard people once had to work.
“My husband and son love tinkering with old machinery because it is about preserving something from our era that our children can look back on.”
To find out more about the Bundaberg Yesteryear Machinery Society Inc click here.
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