Thank you for joining our 120 year anniversary celebrations on the September long weekend 26th-28th!!
Outback dinner dance, Horizon Power Gold Run, Iconic Rock Drilling competition, Street Parade, Markets, Gold Fever book launch, Kids adventure Inflatables, Ranger Red with his bush animals, Live music, AFL grand final on the big screen & raffles were all enjoyed.
Congrats to all the Rock Drill Winners of 2014
There was a superb turn out for the revival of this iconic goldfields event on September 28th in Norseman. Sunday morning Roberts Street was packed with cars and people as a crowd of about 500 people descended to the site of the Iconic Rock Drill event. Golly Pascoe had put in months of work getting the event set up with the help of other experienced gold field rock drillers Greg ‘Pecker’ Hewitt and Brian Parkyn. In the weeks leading up to this moment Graeme Parkyn and Jay Maraki had dedicated their time to set up equipment, help Golly and prepare the site. Central Norseman Gold previous mine manger Rob Walker and newly appointed manager Alan Sylvester organised a display of their underground mining machinery which added an impressive back drop for the competition.
When all the names of Rock Drill participants were drawn Brian Parkyn set up the boards and with the help of Kiwi Duckworth certificates were handed out to all those who had helped to make the Gold Fever Rock Drill event happen, whose time and effort were greatly appreciated by the committee.
So it began, after an 18 year break the Norseman Gold Fever Festival Rock Drilling kicked off. With 38 entries in the singles, 20 doubles teams and 12 teams in the Jack n Jill the crowd weren’t disappointed with a full day of adrenaline filled entertainment, the level of competition was of a very high standard and it was excellent to see drillers from all over the goldfields taking part! No goldfield rock drill would be complete without Rock Drill officiator Julian Grill here to judge and compare. As the sun basques down on the events through out the day the competition got even more heated as the finals were played out in the evening. Paul Maher title holder of Rock Drill Australasian Champion was matched with Norseman local Graeme Parkyn in the singles final. Graeme aged 38,a motocross champion, is the son of previous rock drill champion Brian Parkyn and a first time participant to the competition, no mean feat to be up against Maher, Graeme took the title with ease and was celebrated by an overjoyed crowd. Norseman locals are very proud of you Graeme creating a family legacy and keeping the title in the town!
Congrats and well done to all the Rock drill participants, finalists & winners, it really was a fabulous day in Norseman.
Thanks to Jacqui Ludemann and Donna Rose Photography for the great photographic coverage of the events. If you would like to get some prints please contact Donna.
Jack ‘n’ Jill – 12 Teams
1 David Murison & Joanne Jefferies
2 Paul & Jenny Maher
3 Brian Parkyn & Jackie Best
4 David & Vaine McEwan
5 Brendan & Kristin St Jack
6 Reece Dekker & Tahnee Kelly
7 Noel & Judy Robinson
8 Steven & Hayley Bergin
Singles – 38 Competitors
1 Greame Parkyn
2 Paul Maher
3 Kris I
4 Brian Parkyn
5 Steven Vincensoni
6 Carl Tiffenbacher
7 Peter Gay
8 John Grazziadelli
Doubles – 20 Teams
1 David Murison & Ian Cameron
2 Jundee Stars – Jamie Smithson & Kristada
3 Reece Dekker & Ken Harman
4 Brian & Greame Parkyn
5 Terry Burns & Kevin Williams
6 Brendon St Jack & Alan McKenzie
7 Brendon Kearns & Conrad Kent
8 Noel Robinson & Jay Maraki
Disciplines and places were limited to 52 Singles; 28 doubles & 24 Jack & Jill’s.
This event could not be possible with out all our sponsors, also a huge thank you to everyone involved with the organisation and participation for the Gold Fever Festival!
Gold Fever Out Back Dinner Dance Feat live music from TIPSY JIPSYS
*** Friday September 26th 2014 ***
Norseman Town Hall
$20 tickets Inc. Roast Dinner,
On sale from Norseman Community Resource Centre/90390401 & IGA/90391032
Gold Fever Themed Dress Code ~ Licensed Bar ~ Big Raffle Tickets will be on Sale
Gold Fever Street Parade & Festival
*** Saturday September 27th 2014 ***
*** Horizon Power Gold Run ***
5Km & 10Km Run, Starts 8am
Goldfield’s Brass Band ~ Lady Jane’s Carriages ~ Goldfield Vintage Car Club and many more…
Welcome to Country ~ Ngadju Dancers and Elders ~ Poetry Reading ~ officiated by Shire of Dundas
Coolgardie Gem & Mineral Club ~ Local Food Stalls ~ Aboriginal Art & Artefacts ~ Goldfield’s Art & Craft ~ Gem Stone Displays.
***Norseman Gold Fever Book Launch***
Kids Adventure Inflatables & Novelty Races.
AFL Grand Final on the BIG SCREEN
Marquee with Live Band
*** Sunday September 28th 2014 ***
Singles ~ Doubles ~ Jack & Jill ~ Great Prize Money ~ Julian Grill to Compère.
BIG RAFFLE DRAW **70’’ LED TV** MAIN PRIZE
Kids Adventure Inflatables