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Mt Walsh Biggenden Big Weekend
Hery Walsh Biggenden Big Weekend

13-15 October 2023

William Henry Walsh Esquire, was born in 1823 Berkshire, England. Oxford educated, he arrived in Australia aged twenty-three and set up Degilbo Station. He was the first European to settle in our district after the explorers. Squatter, pastoralist and controversial politician, Walsh died in Toowoong Brisbane 1888.


Experience the bounty of Biggenden and district by honouring the hard work, tenacity and vision of all the early settlers.

Immerse yourself in the history of the era - wear your best period attire and embody the spirit of the pioneering Australians of the 1800s.


Daily Events

Friday, 13 October

To purchase your own copy of the Book "Wall of Fame and Pioneer Walk"-Download our Booking Forms 

Book Launch Biggenden Big Weekend


Book launch of "Wall of Fame and Pioneer Walk". Wine & Cheese and raffles at Degilbo Hall. Cash only for book purchases.

RSVP by the 6 October

Saturday, 14 October

Biggenden Big Weekend


Guided Climb of Mt Walsh


Duration 5 hours.

With Martin Bettridge from Bundaberg Bushwalking Club.

This is a hard walk involving a steep climb and rock scrambling to 704 metres altitude.

Biggenden Big Weekend
Biggenden Big Weekend


Biggenden Markets



Museum open

9am to 12pm

Entry to museum $5

Walk up Edward Street all the way to the Museum.


Market Stalls Bookings

 Robyn at 0448 902 115

 Jane 0439 871 935

11am - 3pm 

Bus Tour

BYO Lunch


This tour will involve a guided history of the district via Coalstoun Lakes, Didcot, Dallarnil to Woowoonga Hall. Return to Biggenden by 3pm.

Please bring your own lunch and cup for tea/coffee.


Meet at Beiers Park.


Private cars can follow and will be given a booklet of information and directions.

Biggenden Big Weekend

6pm - 10pm  

Theatre Restaurant


Biggenden Memorial Hall
Come dress
ed in old time fashion and immerse yourself in a range of activities:


Photo booth


Lucky door




Fashion parade




Music by Treble Clef;  Twosome; and 




Pioneer meal

RSVP before the 1st October

Sunday, 15 October


9AM - 12PM


Delicious Morning tea at the Biggenden Museum.

Entry $5 per person


Biggenden Big Weekend
Biggenden Big Weekend
Biggenden Big Weekend
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