Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Celebration of a milestone

David Lee October 15, 2014
Pictured clockwise 150 YEARS; BEST YET TO COME… From left, The Nationals Candidate for Shepparton, Greg Barr, Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development, Wendy Lovell, Furphy Foundry Director, Sam Furphy, J Furphy & Sons Managing Director, Adam Furphy, Member for Shepparton, Jeanette Powell, Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie and Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan.  HISTORIC OCCASION… Pictured, Former Director of Furphy Foundry, Roger Furphy addressing the hundreds who gathered to help the Furphy family celebrate 150 years. A PAST OF SUCCESSES… Pictured (left), Furphy Foundry Director, Sam Furphy, and J Furphy & Sons Managing Director, Adam Furphy (right) showing Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan through the new Furphy Museum. ICONIC WATER CART… Pictured, A Clydesdale pulling an original Furphy Water Cart at the company’s 150th celebrations on the weekend. Photos: David Lee.

Pictured clockwise 150 YEARS; BEST YET TO COME… From left, The Nationals Candidate for Shepparton, Greg Barr, Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development, Wendy Lovell, Furphy Foundry Director, Sam Furphy, J Furphy & Sons Managing Director, Adam Furphy, Member for Shepparton, Jeanette Powell, Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie and Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan. HISTORIC OCCASION… Pictured, Former Director of Furphy Foundry, Roger Furphy addressing the hundreds who gathered to help the Furphy family celebrate 150 years. A PAST OF SUCCESSES… Pictured (left), Furphy Foundry Director, Sam Furphy, and J Furphy & Sons Managing Director, Adam Furphy (right) showing Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan through the new Furphy Museum. ICONIC WATER CART… Pictured, A Clydesdale pulling an original Furphy Water Cart at the company’s 150th celebrations on the weekend. Photos: David Lee.

Hundreds attend opening of historic Furphy Museum

HUNDREDS turned out to help the Furphy family celebrate their 150th milestone at the weekend, with a special two day event at the Shepparton Motor Museum that saw Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan officially open the Furphy Museum.
Kicking off with a car rally that retraced the steps of John Furphy, founder of the Furphy businesses, the event had a few surprises for those in attendance, with a Clydesdale hauling an original Furphy Water Cart, a song based on the Furphy motto, Good Better Best, was performed and blacksmith demonstrations were carried out as well as the re-barrelling of a Furphy Water Cart.
Furphy Foundry Director, Sam Furphy said, “I was absolutely thrilled with the number of people who attended. Many suppliers, family, staff and people from the broader community made the event a great success.
“Not only was it a great celebration but the weather was very kind to us. I would like to thank all people and dignitaries who attended as well as everyone who made the celebrations what they were.”