- held annually in October by the Portland Community Group.
Enquiries - The Secretary, Portland Spring Fair, PO Box 40, Portland NSW 2847
A Great - Good Fun - Family Entertainment Day..
SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER, 2013
Kremer Park Showground
'Portland Yester Year'
Visit our beautiful Yester Year signs all around town (as featured in the Australian Geographical Magazine). View the tributes to our old buildings and their unique history throughout the town’s many individual exhibitions on the day.
Did you Know?...
Portland is noted for its’ national and state heritage and geological value
In 1863 Thomas Murray established the first site of the cement works and by 1894 Portland was gazetted as a village
The Old Cement Works (with various name changes and lastly known as Blue Circle Southern Cements Works) was famous from as early as 1901 until 1991 for producing rare white cement and some 18 million tons of cement was quarried
We are known as “the town that built Sydney” and our special cement was also used in the new Parliament House in Canberra
No 20 Williwa Street, in the row of old Cement Work Houses is said to be haunted
There were originally four Bottle Kilns built around 1888. Two are still standing on the original site which today is closed parkland around a dam that is home to local wildlife. Raffins’ Mill can be seen housed in the old stone building also on the site
To this day Portland still has a Town Common covering some 650 acres and can be entered via Ridge Road, Portland