Centenary Re-enactment of Egg Throwing Incident Saturday 18 November 2017
LOCATION: Warwick Railway Precinct, cnr Hamilton and Fitzroy St, Warwick QLD 4370, The Southern Downs Steam Railway will host a re-enactment of the famous 1917 Egg Throwing Incident at Warwick Railway Station that led to the formation of the Australian Federal Police. 100yrs on.
The Re-enactment (entry by gold coin) – 1:00pm The scene will be set in the station forecourt with the 11th Light Horse, Warwick Troop, Michael Bradford’s heavy horses and carts, and vintage cars and motorcycles. Station decorated with bunting and flags.
Prime Minister William Hughes and party arrive on steam train at 2.00 pm. He leaves the train and mounts a dais to deliver his speech promoting conscription to raise additional troops to serve in the first World War. An egg will be thrown, a police officer will decline PM Hughes request to arrest the miscue-ant, and the speech is completed. PM re-boards the train to continue his journey at 2.30 pm, vowing to form his own Commonwealth Police Force. Barbecue – 11:00am to 4:00pm Warwick Sunrise Rotary will hold a barbecue under the loading canopy adjacent to the Good Shed with quality steak/salad burgers and cold drinks. Goods Shed Display – 10:00am – 4:00pm Step back in time and view railway memorabilia and photographs. Includes a display by Queensland Rail historian, Greg Hallam.
The Dinner – From 6.30pm $30 per person with entry by pre-paid ticket. Bookings 4661 9788