70 YEARS OF
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CONTENTS Tag - A -long Trips Pages 30 & 31
Program Pages 37 - 39
Welcome to Cooma Pages 46 - 50
Dining Guide Pages 56 - 59
A word from the organisers Page 66
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Welcome one and all, I would like to welcome you all to the beautiful Snowy Monaro for the 70th Land Rover anniversary. It shapes as an incredible five days with thousands flocking to the region to celebrate the iconic Land Rover. For new visitors to the region, I extend an extra warm welcome to you and I hope you immerse yourself in the delights of our region. Cooma will be the centre for the majority of the Land Rover celebrations with the Cooma Car Club and Showground hosting an exciting range of activities. There will be Land Rover exhibits, terrapod displays, a swap meet and tours across our spectacular region. When in Cooma I encourage you to take in its rich history, learn about the Snowy Mountains Scheme and enjoy the delights of our multicultural heritage. The Land Rover holds a special place in the engineering marvel that is the Snowy Scheme. Often used as the vehicle of choice, the Land Rover was a reliable and trusted mode of transport for the schemeâ€™s workforce. I am particularly looking forward to the Shannonâ€™s 70th Grand Parade through Cooma. Hundreds of Land Rovers will make their way along Sharp Street in what will be a spectacular display. On behalf of Snowy Monaro Regional Council, I would like to congratulate the Land Rover working party for their efforts in putting this wonderful event on. The influx of visitors will provide a major boost to our local economy and generate plenty of interest in the Snowy Monaro. I hope you enjoy your time and I look forward to you coming back to visit. Enjoy the weekend. Happy and safe driving.
Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor John Rooney.
Range Rover Club of Australia (NSW) Ltd. On behalf of the Range Rover Club of NSW, and as a
Our Club has had a long relationship with the High Coun-
member of the event organising team, it is my pleasure
try. For many years, we have worked with the NPWS to
to welcome you to the Land Rover 70th Anniversary cel-
maintain the historic huts near Geehi in Kosciuszko Na-
ebrations in Cooma.
tional Park. The also Club raises funds for our two supported charities, CareFlight and the Royal Flying Doctor
The Range Rover Club of NSW was formed in 1978 to
Service. Since 2004, it has donated more than $100,000
bring Range Rover owners together, not only because
to these very worthy organisations. Each month, the
the founders enjoyed recreational four-wheel driving in
Club prints a high quality, full colour magazine ‘Marque’.
the Australian bush, but they also saw the Range Rover as a very special and unique ‘marque’ in the world
The RRC NSW has been a part of the past Land Rover
of motor vehicles. Membership was later extended to
Anniversaries here in Cooma and we’re very pleased to
Discovery owners and recently opened to all Land Rover
again be an active participant in the organising team for
this great event. Previous anniversaries have all been very successful get-togethers and I know the 70th will be
The Club’s activities cover everything from day trips,
another one to remember. I hope you enjoy your time in
weekend trips, extended camping trips, community
Cooma and I look forward to meeting many of you over
events, driver training and social events. Trips are orien-
the course of the event activities.
tated toward family involvement and we take pride in our
Jim Nicholson President
‘tread lightly’ approach when enjoying our unique Australian bush environment.
Sunday ay 1st April 2018, 10am a
Land Rover Grand PARADE Sharp St, Cooma
Starting from Baron St intersection in Sharp St travelling through the CBD, finishing at the Cooma Showground via Boundary St
Open to the public, All Welcome
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The Gala Dinner and awards night will be held at the Cooma Multi Function Centre, Sunday 1st April from 6:30pm to 11pm. Everyone will enjoy a night of great food and great company with awards (and prizes) to be presented throughout the evening to show and shine winners (big shout out to Rovacraft for the 20x $400 vouchers). This event will be catered by Rose’s Lebanese Restaurant.
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It is with great pleasure we announce the MC for the night of the Gala Dinner will be Michael Bishop Many of you will know Mike, originally from Melbourne, as a leading authority on the Land Rover Series 1, author of, ‘They Found Our Engineer’ the rediscovery in Queensland of 1948 Land Rover project engineer Arthur Goddard during 2008, and the Project Leader of the ‘Defender Celebration Tour’ at Solihull in 2015/16. Mike, now based in the UK and is currently a key member of the JLR Classic team on the Land Rover and Range Rover ‘Reborn’ programs bringing Series 1 Land Rovers and Range Rover Classic (2 door) from all over the world back to original ‘new’ specification He will be attending the 70th celebrations over the 4 days and looks forward to catching up with old friends and talking about project past and present.
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Prizes The Cooma Trophy badges look FANTASTIC and the lucky winners of the below categories will receive one along with some great prizes...
Series 1 Unrestored Series 1 Restored Series 2 Unrestored Series 2 Restored Series 3 Unrestored Series 3 Restored Forward Control Stage One Defender 90 Defender 110 Defender 120/130 Range Rover Classic Restored Range Rover Classic Unrestored Discovery 1/2 Discovery 3/4 Range Rover P38 Range Rover (post 2002) AWD Land Rover Military - Leaf Sprung Military - Coil Sprung All the above are sponsored by Rovacraft and will receive a $400 voucher to spend on any product in the Rovacraft range Other great prizes will be awarded for Best â€˜British Off Roadâ€™ Off Roader Sponsored by British Off Road Most Used & Abused Sponsored by APT Most Accessorised Land Rover Sponsored by Shannons
Best Outback Prepared Defender Sponsored by Nugget Stuff Best Outback Prepared Sponsored by Cruise Master Fanciest Land Rover Sponsored by Melville and Moon Best 6x6 Sponsored by KLR Retro Rovers Navigation Trial 1st place 2nd place 3rd place Team Winners Sponsored by ALL Four x 4 Spares Off Road Challenge SWB Winner MWB Winner LWB Winner Sponsored by Bearmach Driving Skill Motorkhana SWB Winner MWB Winner LWB Winner Sponsored by 4WD Industries JLRA Observation Trial Winner Sponsored by Land Rover
Ultimate Trip of a Lifetime for the Land Rover Enthusiast You could be visiting the Lode Lane factory in the UK as a Land Rover VIP guest to tour the production line - lunch and experience the legendary jungle track. Then onto the Jaguar Land Rover Classic workshops to see the S1 and Range Rover Classic rebuild program (and if your lucky some multi million dollar D Type Jag's). If you can travel in late June you can attend the official premiere Land Rover Event at Billing 2018 - team up Justin & Sharon from LandyBitz and experience one of the UK's Land Rover 70th anniversary event's.
The Ultimate Land Rover enthusiast trip of a lifetime. Raffle tickets only available to registered attendees of the Cooma 70th How to get your tickets? You can pre-reserve by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org the tickets are also available to purchase at the registration area and the Cooma Showground.
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The Land Rover Club of the Australian Capital Territory (LRC ACT) is a family-oriented social and recreational club established in 1969 by a group of Land Rover enthusiasts. Nowadays, the club welcomes owners of all makes of four wheel drive vehicles, not only Land Rovers. We have about 120 members. The club’s aim is to promote safe and responsible four wheel driving, consistent with the code of ethics and principles endorsed by the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council (ANFWDC), as well as respect for the Australian environment and its cultural heritage. The LRC is affiliated with the Council of ACT Motor Clubs Inc. and NSW-ACT 4WD Association. Club members participate in various day, weekend and extended trips, as well as social and community activities. The club serves as a friendly forum for the exchange
of knowledge and experience related to four wheel driving. Improving driver skills through formal training, along with associated activities such as map reading, navigation, bushcraft and the correct use of 4WD recovery equipment, underpins club activities. We support a number of charities that are aligned to our core activity. Our core activity is four wheel drive trips which vary from one day or weekend adventures in the local region to journeys of some weeks’ duration to places such as Central Australia, the Simpson Desert, Cape York and the Kimberley. All Club trips are conducted over existing roads and tracks, and are organised to avoid potentially dangerous situations and to take account of prevailing weather and track conditions. Trips cater for the novice through to the experienced driver and we encourage family involvement in all club activities. To complement the four wheel
drive trip interests of club members, the LRC also has an enthusiastic group of members that have a strong interest in Land Rovers of the past with Series 1, 2 and 3 all represented, along with more unusual or rare vehicles. The club caters for these vehicles by running regular trips, including to regional and remote parts of Australia largely in the Eastern States. LRC Land Rovers will also appear at events such as the Canberra Show and field days at a number of nearby towns. With the growing resurgence of the Land Rover marque and the popularity of four wheel drive touring, the club is adapting to the needs of the Land Rover owner of the 21st Century.
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Half-a-century on and it’s
Happy 50th Birthday Land Rover! ...Watching the long procession of Land Rovers through Cooma that day was a reminder that the famous Henry Ford slogan for his nifty Model T: You can have any colour, s’long as it’s black! must have been paraphrased by the bean counters at Land Rover when they choose...
The above and following extract is from the BUSHDRIVER magazine regarding the 50th birthday celebrations. The article was written by Theo Benet, images by Solange De Armas. To read the full article head to: remlr. com/forum/index. php?topic=3483.0
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Land Rover’s 60th Anniversary in Australia, Cooma, 2008 The Land Rover was born as a stop-gap, so the Rover Car company could never have known that a lifetime later on thousands of enthusiasts would converge on the small NSW town of Cooma to celebrate the marque.
We look back on Australia’s largest gathering of Land Rovers…. FOR MOST OF 2007 the Land Rover community had been asking each other “Are you going to Cooma?” and for 1374 of them driving 767 vehicles, the answer was yes, of course. How could you pass up the chance to see just about one of every Land Rover made or modified, catch up with old friends, meet new ones, finally put a face to those forum names, garner ideas aplenty or relax in the company of like-minded enthusiasts? And Land Rover owners do tend to be enthusiasts. It’s almost poor form to own just the one, and if every owner had brought every Landie they owned then there would be more like 5000 cars. Chatting to people over dinner, we asked which Land Rover they had brought and how many they owned. A typical response: “Ah, I came up in the Series 1. Wife drove the 110. Umm, yes we’ve got a twodoor Rangie too. Plus an early 90.” Wife “And all the other early ones!” “Oh I forgot, we’ve got a 2a running now. And a few Series 1s as well. Some need a bit of restoring.” Wife “A bit. A bit!”
23 Everything began on Friday with registration, followed by a motorkhana and various trips on the Saturday, finishing with a family BBQ for 900 hungry people in the evening. Sunday was the Big Day, with 560 Land Rovers lining up on a runway in order of model age, an assembly that took nearly three hours. Then the Grand Parade where all the cars drove through Cooma to the Showgrounds, for the general display and judging of various awards. The prizes were presented later that evening at the gala dinner, and notably Best P38A Range Rover was won by Ron Beckett, better known to many as p38arover from the AURLO forums. The guest speakers were Land Rover luminaries, starting with then-LRA Managing Director Roger Jory who explained that Land Rovers built the roads for other 4WDs to travel on, said he hoped the LRX would be a part of the future [ that vehicle became the Evoque] , and noted that China is now a larger market for Land Rover than Australia, having started only a few years ago.
He was followed by Graham Jones, then Richard Asquith, and Bill Baker, each of whom had their own anecdotes to relate. Bill wasn’t worried about the impending sale of Land Rover to Tata, having been with the company through ownership by the British Government, British Aerospace, BMW and Ford. Interestingly, he had borrowed a new TDV8 Vogue in Sydney and not realised it was diesel till he arrived in Cooma. Perhaps that experience played a part in his prediction that the USA was going to swing towards diesel as increased petrol prices began to bite. Monday was a day to pack up the tent and the memories, then begin the journey home. As we wafted in our loan Range Rover Sport back to Melbourne through the Snowy, we found Land Rovers around every corner. Maybe that’s what it was like all those years ago when Land Rovers helped build the Snowy, just one achievement in sixty proud years.
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BEARMACH OFF ROAD TRIAL SATURDAY 31ST MARCH 2018 This will be a far more challenging event where Land Rover owners can pitch their skills navigating a challenging course on a property near Cooma. This is all about skill and not about speed. The event is untimed and points are deducted if the vehicle touches course markers (or marshals)! Prizes to be awarded in a variety of categories. Thanks to parts suppliers Bearmach for sponsoring the prizes.
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The Terrapods will be available every day of the event, Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April 2018
Land Rover will wow visitors at the Land Rover 70th celebrations with its Terrapod driving course, specially designed by Land Rover to demonstrate the worldclass handling and capabilities of the Land Rover and Range Rover brands. Venture round the course with our trained off-road driving professionals at the wheel and witness the extreme angles, ascents and descents and marvel at the driving skills as the vehicles navigate the course. Land Rover will also display a comprehensive range of vehicles where you can explore the features of the worldâ€™s leading off-road vehicles and SUVs. Access to the Terrapod experience is complimentary to all registered ticket holders of the Land Rover 70th Celebrations in Cooma.
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Snowy Land Rovers If one car can claim to have tamed and opened up The Snowy Mountains, it is the Land Rover. It was good timing that the launch of Australia’s largest ever engineering project, at the alpine township of Adaminaby on a cold and windy morning on 17 October 1949, was a little over a year after the launch of the Land Rover. The hydro-electric scheme was to be built in some of Australia’s most rugged and inaccessible country, where there were few rough tracks and even fewer made roads. The first surveys were carried out on horseback, but the sheer distances involved meant motorised transport would be required as soon as possible. Initially, the SMA used war surplus Willys Jeeps which, although capable and able to meet many of the requirements, were found to be fragile in the extreme conditions of the Snowy Mountains. The first Land Rovers arrived in the Cooma area, supplied via the local dealership P.D. Murphy to a couple of farmers, in early 1949. Not surprisingly, Bill Hudson, the SMA Commissioner, got to know some of these farmers, who bestowed the virtues of the Land Rover to him. Hudson ordered an immediate trial of the Land Rover for Snowy surveyors and engineers. The first three of these arrived in The Snowy on 16 November – only one month after the Scheme’s official start – and were allocated to surveyors. Between 1950 and 1952 some 96 Land Rovers were in use on the Scheme.
Backbone of the Fleet
The vehicles were extremely successful and quickly became the backbone of the Snowy Mountains transport fleet, being used by every department, from engineers and hydrologists to the pay clerks and medical officers.
In 1953 alone a further 132 Land Rovers were purchased, according to the sales records of Grenville Motors, which thankfully have survived. Grenville Motors, a division of Larke, Neave & Carter, was the NSW master distributor for Rover cars, and supplied all the Land Rovers to the SMA, through their entire time on the Scheme. Many Land Rovers were assembled or partly assembled by Grenville Motors, from Completely Knocked Down (CKD) kits as well as other interstate master distributors, but as build quality varied from state to state, Rover (UK) contracted Pressed Metal Corporation (see next issue), another LNC company, to assemble CKD Land Rovers from late 1956 or early 1957. By 1958, The Snowy maintained around 300 Land Rovers, representing by far the largest single make of vehicle on its nearly 1,000-vehicle fleet, most of which were locally assembled. Bert Knowles worked on The Snowy as officer-in-charge of the main workshops in Cooma. Writing in Noel Gough’s tome, Mud Sweat and Snow, Knowles, who had worked in Rover’s Experimental Department during the development of the Land Rover, said; “The total number of Land Rovers purchased by the Authority from November 1949 to December 1966 was 715 vehicles. The total number of Land Rovers operating in the Authority’s fleet at any one time was over 300, which by any standard is large and they certainly played a very important part in the development and construction of the Snowy Mountains scheme.” Originally, all were 80” basic versions with full-length canvas hoods, but as longer wheelbase versions and metal hard-top canopies became available a wide range of models was bought. Copied from the BMC Experience Magazine Issue 17.
Navigation Trial Saturday 31st March
The Land Rover Club of Victoria Inc will be staging a competitive Navigation Trial which will be held on Saturday 31 starting at 8am. The Navigation Trial will test navigation skills, crew communication and the ability to precisely follow written instructions. The trial will be a low speed event (i.e not a timed trial) and will be held on public roads starting in Cooma and ending in Cooma approximately three and a half hours later. Entries close at 6 PM on Friday 30 March 2018. Completed entry forms (together with completed Visitor Insurance Forms - if required), driverâ€™s proof of club membership (if required) and proof of payment, must be received by the organisers not later than the entry close date above, as detailed in the Event Regulations. For more details visit: www.landrover70thcooma.com/ retro-rovers-navigation-trial.
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Saturday 31st March 2018
There will be ﬁve half day Tag-Along trips which will run on Saturday morning. These trips will only be open to Land Rover vehicles with event registered drivers. Bookings and enquiries can made at the dedicated ticketing ofﬁce that will be onsite at the event.
Along any of the Tag - A - Long tours you will witness the beauty of the Snowy Monaro region...
Tuross Falls 100k - 3 Hours • Walking tracks • Picnic area • Scenic views
ADAMINABY & LAKE EUCUMBENE 200k - 3 Hours • Bushwalking & horseriding • Fishing • Mountain scenery, flora and fauna
Fuel is available at Cooma, Berridale, Jindabyne, Adaminaby, Cabramurra and Tumut, please make sure you’ve got enough in the tank before setting off.
YAOUK VALLEY 200k - 4 Hours • Fishing • Scenic views • Wildlife
THREE MILE DAM & CURRANGO 300k - 5 Hours Cabramurra 250k - 4 Hours • Campground • BBQ & Picnic facilities • Walking & biking tracks
• Historic homestead • Walking & riding tracks • BBQ facilities
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Lots of Entertainment for all ages
• Cooma Community Band • Historic Aitchison House Tours • Easter Bunny • Petting Zoo • Jumping Castle & Carousel • Easter Hat Competition • Lions BBQ • Firewood Auction • Devonshire teas at CWA • Pop Up Art Gallery and so much more...
“A day of fun for the whole family to enjoy”
Easter Saturday from 9am
• Market & food stalls • Animal petting zoo • Wood Auction • A visit from Easter Bunny • Easter Raffles • Jumping Castle • CWA Tea & Scones • Live Music • Open Mic and much, much more
Snowy Scheme Museum 10am - 3pm Memorial Hall Stage Curtain viewing
Year of the Dog COMPETITIONS FOR ALL Dog high Jump Easter Bonnet Parade Trout Tossing Tug-of-War Dog Call Pie Eating
Watermelon Eating Boot Tossing And the family favourite Wacky Quacky Duck Race with $1,000 in prize money on offer
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We are a proud supporter of the Land Rover 70th event in 2018 A visit to the Snowy Mountains Scheme is a must for those wanting to experience the best of the region. Snowy Hydro owns and operates the Snowy Scheme and provides a range of facilities around the Snowy Mountains for people to see and experience the Scheme.
To find your nearest Discovery Centre, contact: Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre Coffee Shop and Scheme Display Monaro Highway, Cooma 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm Sat, Sun and Public Holidays
The 4WD Industries Showground Motorkhana
This is an event to try out your driving skills at the Cooma Showground organised by the Victorian Land Rover Owners Club. All participants are invited to try their hand at navigating their Land Rovers through a tight course. This will be happening on Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday onsite at the event venue. This is an untimed, low impact event. Category prizes are to be provided by sponsors 4WD Industries. Note you must be a registered attendant of the 70th Anniversary event to take part.
To participate in any of the program events you MUST be registered $40 per person, Children FREE (15 years and under) Events and trips in the ofﬁcial program are to be entered with Land Rover vehicles only Public Spectators on Sunday will be charged a $5 entry at the gate.
Day One -
Thursday 29th March 2018
Registration & Check In (collect Rego Packs) between 12pm & 6pm at: Cooma Car Club Bolaro St Cooma NSW 2630 * Visit www.coomacarclub.com.au for directions
Got some spare time? Why not check out what Cooma and the surrounding Snowy Monaro Region has to offer. We have included a handy Dining Guide and a list of attractions and events happening over the Easter weekend.
Don’t forget to pick up any ordered merchandise when registering and drive safe!
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Day Two -
Friday 30th March 2018 • Registration & Check In (collect Rego Packs) open from 9am - 8pm: Cooma Car Club • Land Rover Australia & Exhibitors on display showground • Land Rover Experience Terrapods • 4WD Industries Showground Motorkhana (Onsite, low impact driving skills course/competition) • Land Rover Swap Meet at Cooma Showground-Conditions apply
Day Three -
Saturday 31st March 2018 • Late registration & check in (collect Rego Packs) from 9am to 12 noon: Cooma Car Club • ‘Bearmach Off Road Trial’ - 4x4 skills on a challenging off road course • All 4x4 Spares Retro Rovers Navigation Trial - Individual or team event with great prizes • Half Day Tag - Along Tours - touring the beautiful Snowy Mountains and Monaro Region • 4WD Industries Showground Motorkhana (Onsite, low impact driving skills course/competition • Land Rover Australia & Exhibitors on display at Showground • Land Rover Swap Meet at Cooma Showground • Land Rover Experience Terrapods • ‘British Off Road’ Family BBQ at Cooma Showground, including Bar Facilities & live entertainment - pre bookings required
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Day Four -
Sunday 1st April 2018 • Shannon’s Land Rover 70th Grand Parade through town from10am • ‘Rovacraft’ Grand Display of Vehicles at Cooma Showground and awards judging, 11am - 4pm • Land Rover Australia and Exhibitors on display at Cooma Showground • Land Rover Swap Meet at Cooma Showground • Land Rover Experience Terrapods • ‘Arthur Goddard Gala Dinner & Awards Night’, Multi Function Centre Cooma, 6.30pm - 11pm - Must be pre-booked online
Day Five -
Monday 2nd April 2018 KLR Automotive Farewell Breakfast at Cooma Showground from 7.30am
For any additional information regarding the events planned please contact the Cooma Visitors Centre on 1800 636 525 or visit 119 Sharp St, Cooma. W: visitcooma.com.au or www.landrover70thcooma.com
Land Rover Owners Club of Victoria The Club is essentially a four-wheel drive club, with emphasis on family participation. The main activity of the Club is four wheel drive touring trips involving day, weekend, long weekend or long distance trips of several weeks duration. Most trips are within Victoria, however all States have been visited at one time or another. Many other types of events are held; these include monthly General Meetings, social outings, in-the-field and technical demonstrations, motorkhanas, navigation exercises, visits to places of interest, active participation in community ser-
vice events. All of these are given further explanation in this book. The total number of events average around 70 per year. ‘Coming Events’ are given notice on the Web Site and in the Club magazine called the ‘Review’, including a detailed account, as well as, being listed in the ‘Coming Events Calendar’ and are discussed at General meetings. There is usually one to two months notice given, giving plenty of time to seek participation and to plan for the event. The Event Organiser or Trip Leader is the person to contact regarding this.
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The Jaguar Land Rover Observation Trial Do you want a new Land Rover for a week? Try the JLRA Observation Trial. This is a trip with a difference! Take this self-guided tour along a picturesque route in the beautiful countryside surrounding Cooma.
Pick up your information pack from the Range Rover Club stand and follow the detailed directions. Along the way, answer questions about what you see and record your distance driven. Complete the answer pages and submit when you return to the Showground. The route of the JLRA Observation Trial will take about three hours to complete over a combination of paved and gravel roads. For this activity, each vehicle should have a team of a driver and at least one observer and start with enough fuel for 200 kilometres. You can do the JLRA Observation Trial at any time over the weekend (but you must have your answers in before the cutoff time). One entry per vehicle. Answer sheets will be marked and the vehicle team with the most correct answers (as determined by our judges) will be declared the JLRA Observation Trial winner. The winner will receive a fantastic prize, the use of a new Land Rover for a Week, courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover Australia. The winner will be announced and the prize presented at the Gala Dinner. The JLRA Observation Trial is open to all Land Rover vehicles of registered Land Rover 70th Anniversary event attendees. This is not a timed trial or race.
Australia's Funniest Show on Two Wheels!
I DO ALL MY OWN STUNTS! The Aussie Larrikin returns! Epic Darren Hardman is the greatest stunt man of all time…At least in his own mind. This hilarious spoof of motorcycle stunt shows will have you laughing your pants off. Smile along as “Epic” Darren takes you on a journey in an attempt to produce a stunt show worthy of the greats. With acts and stunts like these the fun never ends “The Epic Darren Show was so good, that just by watching I am now pregnant...
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WELCOME TO COOMA... WelCOME Set among rolling plains, legendary rivers and snow covered peaks, Cooma is the largest town in the Snowy Mountains region and the gateway to the stateâ€™s alpine area. Cooma was established as a village in 1849 and since then has welcomed gold miners, graziers and the thousands of people from all around the world who built the mighty Snowy Scheme and of course hundreds of thousands of holiday makers every year. This has created the diverse and culturally significant town Cooma is today. From discovering Coomaâ€™s rich history along the Lambie
We welcome you to wander, explore, discover and enjoy
Town Walk, nurturing your creative side in the many art galleries and craft stores, to sampling an abundant array of specialty foods, restaurants, shops and attractions, Cooma has something for everyone to enjoy. With a choice of accommodation this is also a great base for exploring and enjoying the Snowy Mountains sensational range of year-round activities.
Aviation Pioneers Raglan Gallery & Monaro Art Group Memorial Cultural Centre Little Gallery Located on the corner of Sharp & Boundary St, the memorial was erected by the Lions Club of Cooma using some of the aircraft wreckage of the Southern Cloud. The Southern Cloud was flying between Sydney and Melbourne when it crashed in the Snowy Mountains in 1931. The wreckage was discovered in 1958. Recorded information is available at the memorial. A model of the aircraft is on display at the Cooma Visitors Centre.
Throughout the year the Raglan holds several exhibitions including the John Briscoe Awards (Easter). Work on display and sale comes from painters, ceramicists, potters, sculptors, jewellers, craftspeople and artisans. The Raglan’s growing reputation also draws artists from interstate and overseas to exhibit in Cooma. The Raglan hosts regular art classes and workshops. Open Wednesday – Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm – Contact (02) 6452 3377 or E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cooma Monaro community has such an array of artists and this gallery has an extensive selection of original arts and crafts by these talented people. Well worth a stop. Open Monday to Friday 10-4pm and Saturday 10-1pm. 118 Sharp Street Cooma. To find out more information regarding attractions in and round Cooma visit: visitcooma.com.au or snowymountains.com.au
SHELL REGION SERVICE STATION AND CAR SPA Sharp St, Cooma Ph: 6452 5706 Open 6am to 10pm 7 days a week
Nanny Goat Hill Reserve Located close to the centre of Cooma, Nanny Goat Hill Reserve offers a 360° view of the township and surrounding country. The Nanny Goat sculpture was created by local artist the late Chris Graham.
Lambie Town Walk Snowy Hydro The Lambie Town Walk is a 5km leisurely walk or drive that takes you Discovery Centre through historic areas of Cooma township and includes three heritage listed precincts – The Court House Precinct, Lambie Precinct and Church Precincts. Lambie Street was the first commercial centre of Cooma and Church Hill has beautiful examples of nineteenth & twentieth century religious and educational buildings. This walk was originally designed and constructed by the Goulburn Lands Office in 1985 and was named after the Commissioner of Lands, John Lambie. Drop into the Cooma Visitors Centre or download your free copy.
The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre is a state-of-the-art visitor facility showcasing the amazing history of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, from the early days of construction through to how it is operated today by Snowy Hydro. This is a must for any visitor to the Snowy Mountains region. Informative interactive displays, historic and entertaining films. Great for children. Café on site. Open Monday–Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 9am-2pm. Yulin Avenue Cooma contact 1800 623 776.
NSW Correctional Services Gaol Museum The NSW Correctional Services Gaol Museum is located in Vale Street next to the Cooma Gaol. The museum highlights the 200 year penal history of incarceration from convict days to the present in NSW Prisons. Members of the public and small groups are all welcome. Take the Kids, they’ll In store you will find a selection of the latest items on the website. Love It! Heritage railway station situated at Sharp St, Cooma. Short St, Cooma.
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Centennial Park Centennial Park is located right in the centre of Cooma CBD. Within the park is the historic “Avenue of Flags” and the “Cooma Mosaic Time Walk” murals depicting the history of the region. The Park has toilet facilities (wheelchair and pram access), picnic tables, children’s playground and public bus stop.
To really appreciate the vast Monaro and Snowy Mountains a visit to the Mt Gladstone lookout is a must. Located only 3.5km west of Cooma, the lookout offers unsurpassed views of the Monaro Plains, the extinct volcanos called ‘The Brothers’ and the Snowy Mountains. There are two easily accessible lookout platforms. Picnic and toilet facilities are also available.
Before European settlement Aboriginal people lived on the Monaro Plains for more than 20,000 years. The main group was the Ngarigo who moved in and out of the region according to the seasons. In 1827, cattle were brought from Sydney and the area quickly became popular with settlers. The village of Cooma was surveyed in 1849. Discovery of Gold in the 1860s at Kiandra brought about a permanent increase in Cooma’s population and the railway opened in 1889. Cooma was booming and prosperous and by 1900 the town boasted its “Regional Capital” status with many grand official buildings. The start of the Snowy Scheme in 1949 changed the character of Cooma dramatically with the influx of many thousands of workers from post war Europe. These influences have made Cooma a town with a rich culture.
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The Land Rover Owners Club of Australia The Land Rover Owners Club of Australia, Sydney Branch was formed in 1966 by a group of enthusiasts who shared an interest in four wheel driving and the great outdoors. It caters for all models from Series I right through to the current Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Evoque and Range Rover. Since its inception the Club has promoted responsible four wheel driving as a legitimate recreational and family activity and we adhere to a code of ethics and principles endorsed by the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council and Four Wheel Drive Victoria. Each month, the Club organises day, weekend and extended trips to satisfy various interests of the wide range of membership and cater for the novice through to the experienced driver. Technical days are also run for those who are restoring a vehicle or just want to get ”hands on” with their Land Rover With the growing resurgence of the Land Rover marques and the popularity of four wheel drive touring, the club is adapting to the needs of the Land Rover owner of the 21st Century.
The club is a source of valuable information through the experiences of our members, links with the 4x4 movement and vehicle and equipment suppliers.
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Land Rover 70th Anniversary Merchandise Order Form Ladies Polo, Aqua Blue with logo $29.95 incl GST (+ $10 package) QTY
Mens Polo, Bottle Blue with logo $29.95 incl GST (+ $10 package) QTY
Ladies Rugby Top, Navy Blue with logo $54.95 incl GST (+ $12 package) QTY
Mens Rugby Top, Navy & Denim with logo $54.95 incl GST (+ $12 package) QTY
Ladies Shepherd Jacket, Navy Blue with logo $59.95 incl GST (+ $14 package)
OSFA Navy Beanie with logo $24.95 ($5 postage) QTY
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What’s for dinner? You’ll be spoilt for choice in Cooma. From a quick bite to eat at one of our cafes to dining out in style at an award winning restaurant, Cooma has it all.
BAKERIES CAFES TAKEAWAYS RESTAURANTS PUBS & CLUBS
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The Cooma Hotel is a 150 year old building steeped in historic beauty with its original stonework and chimneys. Inside has been brought into the 21st Century with ample space for everyone to relax and feel comfortable. The Cooma Hotel is changing with the times; now concentrating on food and providing a friendly atmosphere where families and friends can come together.
ROSE’S Lebanese RESTAURANT
69 Massie St rosesrestaurant.com.au 6452 4512
SANDI’S HOT BAKE 26 Bombala St, 6452 2779
Cooma’s Original Hotbake Hain Centre, 228 Sharp St 6452 2853
Rose’s Lebanese Restaurant has been in the Cooma area for over 13 years, upholding a tradition of fantastic food, combined with a modern, relaxed atmosphere. Open 6 Days Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm Lunch 6pm - Late Dinner Closed Sundays
Lott Food Store
Rawsome Earth Cafe
95 Commissioner St rawsomeearthcafe.com.au 6452 5209
177-179 Sharp St Find us on Facebook 6452 1414
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Kuma Pies & Pastries
178 Sharp St kuma-piesandpatries. business.site 6452 6337
89 Sharp St Find us on Facebook 0412 553 866
123 Coffee House
114 Sharp St visitcooma.com.au 6452 6675
Courtyard Coffee Shop
123 Sharp St 123-coffee-house.business. site 6452 3332
Cooma Cafe and Turkish Kebab & Pizza
84 Vale St theflowerpantry.com 6452 5495
Kettle & Seed 47 Vale St snowymountainscoffee. com.au 6452 5882
84 Sharp St 6452 6537
Feed Cafe & Catering
2/234 Sharp St feedcooma.com.au 6452 7569
Cooma Artisan Cafe
92 Sharp St 0422 838 653
Miss Heidi’s Tea House
24 Sharp St mcdonalds.com.au 6452 1210
Rainbow Ice Creamery
Mt Gladstone Lookout, Off Snowy Mt Highway Find us on Facebook 6452 1768
92 Sharp St 6452 7277
Red Thread Dessert Bar
Binalong Street Find us on Facebook 0467 589 698
32 Sharp St dominos.com.au 6455 5420
KFC Cooma Snowstop Village kfc.com.au 6452 5777
Pha’s Thai Kitchen
100 Sharp St Find us on Facebook
42 Sharp St subway.com.au 6452 7767
121 Sharp St phaskitchen.com.au 6452 5489
Fo’s Good Mood Food
86 Sharp St capital.mycooma.com 6452 3388
84 Sharp St 6452 1418
Cooma Indian Restaurant
170 Sharp St alpinehotel.com.au 6452 1466
171 Sharp St coomaindian.com 6452 2458
Grand Court Chinese Restaurant 38 Sharp St
Sharp St & Lambie St royalhotelcooma.com.au 6452 2132
6 Short St 6452 2064
Find us on Facebook 6452 4525
Cooma China Town
The Australian Hotel
76 Sharp St Find us on Facebook 6452 1688
Cooma Bowling Club
137 Sharp St Find us on Facebook 6452 1844
Jade Palace Restaurant 10 Bombala St 6452 1188
6 Mawson St 6452 1229
Cooma ExServices Club 106 Vale St coomaexservices.com.au 6452 1144
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Ordering for Special Edition Plaques has closed. Ordered Plaques can be collected at time of registration. For more information contact the Cooma Visitors Centre on 1800 636 525
LAND ROVER CAPS
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TERMS & CONDITIONS • There will be limited edition merchandise available for the event and only for this event (Seat covers, luggage, furniture, wheel cover) • Limited edition items will include the official leather Land Rover Celebration Logo • Orders received before Friday 16th February will allow items ordered to be available at the event (Free shipping included) • Any items ordered at the show will be delivered after the event • All seat cover orders will include the limited edition wheel cover & stubby holders • There is a limited edition package which include a seat of seat covers and wheel covers, field chair and luggage item.
Land Rover Clubs, Snowy Monaro Regional Council and the Cooma Car Club secure the deal for the 70th Land Rover Anniversary celebrations to be held in Cooma 2018.
Fred Nichols, Donna Smith, Rob Wolfe, Rogan Corbett, Mark Oakes-Richards, Peter Mitchel, Graeme Walsh, Josh Badman, Ray Atkin, Tony Nassar, Fred De Gooyer & Jim Nicholson. Cooma is proud to host this major event at Easter 2018. The link between the area and Land Rover is significant, particularly through the building of the mighty Snowy Scheme. Snowy Monaro Regional Council acknowledges the importance of this celebration and the economic impact that this event will have on our community. This event is worth over $1 million dollars over the 4 day period.
Thank you to our major sponsors COOMA COUNTRY & BOWLING CLUB Bowlo Bistro Under New Management. We are open for Land Rover Easter Weekend - Breakfast: Friday - Sunday • 7am - 9am (Full continental buﬀet Breakfast) Lunch • 11:30am - 2pm | Dinner • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Also Available
Kids Play Room
6 Mawson St, Cooma | 6452 1229 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Traditional food Fully licensed Kids play area
Proudly supporting the Land Rover 70th Anniversary
Proudly uses local produce when available Utterly delicious & prepared with love
OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER Come and enjoy what we have to offer, we know that you will leave loving Rose’s
Shop 1, 69 Massie St, Cooma Ph: 6452 4512 | www.rosesrestaurant.com.au
TYREPLUS Cooma PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE
70TH YEAR OF LANDROVER IN AUSTRALIA Visit us at TYREPLUS Cooma to take advantage of our
LARGE RANGE OF TYRE AND AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES.
TYREPLUS Cooma 90 Sharp St, Cooma NSW 2630 | T (02) 6452 1433 www.tyreplus.com.au/cooma Authorised Dealer of:
Celebrating 70 Years of Land Rover in Cooma NSW