Doug Hoschke in one of his crowded farm sheds.
Doug Hoschke in one of his crowded farm sheds. Trevor Veale

Land for vintage museum

KARANGI Vintage Farm Machinery Museum’s members hope that the year ahead sees them move into a home of their own.

Coffs Harbour City Council has provided the farm machinery preservation and restoration group with a block of land at Upper Orara.

The block, described as the size of a large house block by Museum founder Doug Hoschke, is located behind the small concrete cenotaph beside All Saints Upper Orara church, close to the Orara RFS building and Upper Orara Hall.

The lease of the council land will mean that the group can begin applying for grants to build premises where the public can see the old working machinery in action on a permanent basis.

At present the machinery lives in one of four sheds on Mr Hoschke’s farm Mr Hoschke and his fellow Museum members have been looking for permanent premises for almost 20 years and are keen to welcome new younger members.

Mr Hoschke can be contacted on 66538372.



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