Thursday, 6 June 2019

Report on Goulburn Railway Sesquicentenary Ball aka 2019 Heritage Ball

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The Ball was one of the events celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Railway into Goulburn and Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales was the Guest of Honour for the celebrations and attended the Ball with her husband Mr Dennis Wilson.
Photo gallery from website of the Governor of New South Wales

Newspaper report of Opening of Great Southern Railway to Goulburn, Sydney Morning Herald1869.

Goulburn station with train c.1879 (Wikipedia Commons)

Wayne Richmond's photos

Photos 1-9
© Victor Pickel



3. Official table

4. Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales and her husband Mr Dennis Wilson with President Sharyn Mattern


6. Treasurer Allen Davis & President Sharyn Mattern

7. Grand March

8. Caller Don Richmond with Heritage Ensemble Musical Director Dave Johnson

9. Ralph Pride, Sharyn Mattern

Thanks to Victor Pickel who attended the Ball to make a photographic record of the evening. Copies of these and other photos are available from Victor or 0412 561 756..

2 videos of the train trip

On the 25th of May, 2019, the NSW Rail Museum operated a tour to Goulburn

Scenes recorded on Saturday May 25th, 2019, of steam locomotive 3526, assisted by diesels 4403 & 4490, working a train to Goulburn to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the railway to the city.


Photos © Mike Young

Table decorations
Heritage Ensemble

David and Kathy Potter, Adrienne and Bill Unger

© Mike Young


Dance card & coaster

Dance list

Photos 1-9 © Anthony Simon










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