Home Hill News

New book launched with Festival Anniversary

THE start of the Harvest Festival has coincided with the launch of a new book detailing “The History of the Harvest Festival”, which has been compiled by local resident, Saskia Vollema-Creek in time for the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Festival.

The 386-page book ($70 per copy) is now on sale at the Home Hill News and at Burdekin Printers in Ayr.

Author Saskia Vollema-Creek described the book result as “an amazing two-year journey researching and interviewing people”. 

She said she was a great advocate for documenting the past for future generations, while she had developed an interest in local history and was very excited at how the book had turned out.

The History of the Harvest Festival contains 100 Queen stories and numerous photos from over the years of festivities Ms Vollema-Creek offered her thanks to her proof-readers, to people who contributed stories and photos/slides and to Nicole Kovacich and her mother, Robyne Greaves (nee Young) “for inspiring and supporting me throughout the journey”.