September 15, 2013


As part of Murtoa’s BIG Weekend on October 4, 5 & 6th, the Dunmunkle Sumpoiler’s Annual Rally will be run for 2 days, with their 4 famous BIG engines being run several times on both days.

These massive Hornsby Engines are a sight to see as they slowly fire up and begin rotating their huge flywheels at a breathtaking 300rpm. These single cylinder monsters weigh up to 20 tonnes and, when seen in full flight, they are something never forgotten – truly awesome. They are also very likely to be the only engines of this size and type still on their original 1911 foundations in the Southern hemisphere, where they originally powered the compressors and lighting equipment at the Wimmera Inland Freezing Works in Murtoa.

There are also many other displays including a wide range of vehicles and engines, which includes tractors, stationary engines and all related items.

This is great family event with wonderful sights and sounds of the past – just one more fantastic attraction in Murtoa.   Country Culture is alive here!!