Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

The following is a listing of the usual annual events. Specific dates and precise venue locations can be obtained from the Association's Secretary
(see Office Bearers page) or refer to HTPAA Calendar of Events on this Website.

Working With Wood Show - usually held in October at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and more recently at the Exhibition Hall at the show Grounds.

Lost Trades Fair- The HTPAA has been a regular participant in the Lost Trades Fair at Kyneton Victoria. This is a very popular event with dispalys of all sorts of trades and crafts with practical demonstrations of skills.

McCrae Homestead and Museum - the HTPAA have provided displays of Caine Tools and working demonstrations of foot powered machines at the National Trust property McCrae Homestead on past open days, usually in March.

The HTPAA has provided displays at the National Steam Centre's Steamfest on the March long weekend at Scoresby for the past 5 years and we have been invited to do so regularly.

HTPAA members provided static and active displays at the Old Wares Expo held by the BawBaw Old Engine & Auto Club at Lardner Park (near Warragul) on Oct 18-19 2008 - see pics below.

Various museums, libraries and other venues by invitation or arrangement. 

Kees Klep at Old Wares Expo 2008HTPAA demonstrator Kees Klep at the Biannual Old Wares Expo at Lardner Park Oct 2008.

Stagg Rogers and Klep at Old Wares Expo 2008HTPAA Demonstrators I Stagg, G Rogers and K Klep at the Lardner Park Old Wares Expo October 2008.

Static display at Old Wares Expo 2008HTPAA static display at the Lardner Park Old Wares Expo October 2008.

Radion and Pollard at Old Wares Expo 2008HTPAA demonstrators G Radion and G Pollard at the Lardner Park Old Wares Expo October 2008.

Tools and Trades Day

HTPAA's Tools and Trades Day is on July 7th 2018 9.00 am to 4.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall (Tool Sale location).
The 2018 Day features nine expert speakers who will discuss and demonstrate their tools in the trades of colonial cabinet making, coopering, jewelry making, harness making, the early mechanics tools, pattern making, plumbing and shipwright/sail making.
For more information see the Tool and Trade Day page.

Next Tool Sale

The next Tool Sale is on Sunday 8th July 2018 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall 164-168 Neerim Rd (corner Neerim & Grange Rds), Carnegie
Melway Ref. 68 F4 or see the map here. For more information see the Tool Sale page.

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