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Oasis cafe

Oasis Café built by Otho Hewett 1936
Photo: History File


The Tintinara Centenary Celebration Weekend took place from Friday 11 August to Sunday 13 August.



Friday night, was an evening of literature and art. The Tintinara, Culburra and Districts History Book, Shut Six Gates, was launched in conjunction with an Art Exhibition staged by the Heart of the Parks Craft and Information Centre. A restored stage- drop originally painted in 1936 by renowned artist and past Tintinara resident Otho Hewett was unveiled, along with a framed embroidered tablecloth belonging to the first teacher at Tintinara School, Maude Jackson.


On Saturday, the Tintinara Golf Club hosted a Celebrations Golf Tournament incorporating an 18-hole Ambrose competition. Shot-gun start was at 10 am.


On Saturday, Border Downs Tintinara Football and Netball clubs hosted a home minor round match against Karoonda at the Tintinara Oval. Three football matches and six netball matches were held. Entertainment accompanied tea with a live band performing from 8:30pm.


On Saturday night, the Tintinara Centenary Celebrations Committee hosted the 100th Birthday Celebrations. The night was a perfect opportunity to catch up with past residents and old friends in a relaxed party atmosphere. Many photographs were on display and historical movie footage was shown.


On Sunday, the Tintinara Area School hosted a reunion. All past, present and future students were invited to come to reminisce about old times and see what was currently happening at the school. A roll call, group photos and an open day allowed past and present students and staff to see the development of the school over the past 69 years.


On Sunday afternoon, The Centenary Church Service was hosted by the Tintinara Uniting Church at the school grounds.