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.”