Aramac, 9 October 2022

Aramac Town Hall, QLD, Iningai Country

Aramac Town Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Iningai People.

Barcaldine’s former shire hall (an attractive colonial timber building) was relocated by the council and re-constructed as Aramac’s first shire hall in 1913. Originally named Marathon, the township was renamed Aramac on 1 January 1875 after Robert Ramsay Mackenzie who had carved R. R. Mac on a tree in the late 1850s. The district was one of the biggest wool producers in Australia, but it’s the history of our local cattle industry that has made it famous.

The infamous Harry Redford (Captain Starlight) was a drover and cattle duffer who stole cattle from the Aramac area and drove them to South Australia. Among the cattle he stole was a white bull from Bowen Downs which nearly proved to be his undoing. Harry faced court in Roma, Queensland on cattle stealing charges after the white bull was recognised by staff from Bowen Downs. The story of his daring escapades has been retold in many forms but in Aramac we have our own way of celebrating this historical event. We have a statue of the white bull in Gordon Street and a droving experience to celebrate his exploits.

Population: 300

Festival of Small Halls returns to Aramac on Sunday, 9 October 2022 with Karl S. Williams and Catherine MacLellan.

BYO nibbles and drinks.

Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $20
Concession Admission (Pensioners) – $10
Child Admission (Aged 17 and Under – Must Be Accompanied By An Adult) – $10
Click here to purchase tickets. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at Barcaldine Regional Council Aramac Administration Office.

Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7.00pm

Aramac Town Hall has accessible entry and bathrooms .

This show is supported by Barcaldine Regional Council.

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved QLD Health Covid Safe Event Checklist, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.

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