The Dardanup Heritage Park, Western Australia was founded by haulier Gary Brookes and started as as a personel collection of a couple of tractors that soon grew in to one of the biggest collections in Australia. Follow another link to Dardanup Heritage Park at the bottom of the Ruston Proctor 40909 page.
History of the collection
A large privately owned collection of tractors, trucks, bulldozers and a huge range of other machinery and household items of all sorts. All these have been restored and are in working order.
Open to the public on every Wednesday and Sunday. On the first Sunday of the month the fully operational saw bench is operated. It is powered by a twin cylinder undertype Marshall steam engine. The 8nhp 1908 Marshal traction engine is also in steam from time to time. Come and see the tractor pull event with a range of machines. The Tangye shed with a range of stationary engines and the two large engines in operation is well worth a visit. You will not see a larger collection of International Harvester tractors or bulldozers anywhere. The Ferguson collection has a huge range of everything to do with Harry Ferguson including a considerable number of Ferguson implements as well as many tractors; all in full working order.
A fully functioning period printing press is also something you will be hard to find anywhere else.
A large restaurant is on site and there is plenty for the ladies to see.
A tractor ride operates throughout the days to take you around the park.
Summary list of attractions
- Stationary engines
- farm machinery
- saw mill
The machinery collection
This includes some fine examples of from the 1880s on wards with some rare or unusual machines in it.
- Ruston Proctor no. 40909 - Under restoration
- Marshall, Sons & Co. stationary steam plant
- Marshall, Sons & Co. tractor from 1903
- Belliss and Morcom stationary engine
- Caterpillar Sixty
- International Harvester Crawler and wheeled tractors
- Euclid Bulldozer
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- Dardanup, Western Australia.
References / sources
Based on parks web site and web search