The following editorial and advertisement promoting the inaugural Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival in 2008 appeared on Page 8 of the Junee Southern Cross on Thursday, January 17, 2008.
The advertisement informs visitors that on 7th-9th March 2008 they’ll find the following at the Festival;
- Good food & wine
- Guiness Book of Records attempts
- Longets piece of licorice
- Most guitars playing one tune
- Antique Roadshow
- Living Museum
- Photo Exhibition
- Arts & Crafts
- Bush Dance
- Fashion through the Ages
- Bush Poets Breakfast
The editorial then highlights that “The trains are coming for the first Junee Rhythm ‘n’ Rail Festival” with three Tin Hares (vintage 1928 rail motors) picking passengers up from Harden and Cootamundra and conducting a ferry services to Wagga Wagga and then travelling in tandem through the Bethrungra Spiral.
The article also mentions the interdenominational church service featuring the Sudanese Choir and the Gundagai Anglican Choir, plus a display by the Wagga Academy of Dance.
The courtesy bus service and the Wind in the Roundhouse Concert are also mentioned.
Special thanks to Liz Guymer for finding these in the archives of the Junee Historical Society and scanning them for us.