Eucalyptus oil is a wonderful natural product with many uses. It was also an important industry in the Braidwood District. This course is a demonstration of the tools and techniques of distilling Eucalyptus Oil on a small scale.
Aimed at people interested in the history of Eucalyptus Oil production as well as those who want to make some themselves, at whatever scale. The course is being aimed as a demonstration of the tools and techniques, so is suited to people who want to watch. Sufficient demonstration and detail will be presented to allow interested parties to go away and distil their own oil if they so desire.
Topics included will be the sustainable harvest of leaves, leaf identification and preparation, water, equipment, distillation, wood and fire, packaging and use of eucalyptus. With the vast experience of our presenters, any questions will be answered and eye witness accounts of the history of eucalyptus in the area.
On the day
- We will meet at 9am for a 9:30 am start.
- After introductions we will begin the demonstration. Plan is to have much of the wood and leaves prepared in advance so that the demonstration is at a quick pace and safe as possible. There will be no felling of timber etc.
- There will be a light lunch served and then a BBQ to follow. We are planning to have plenty of discussion and storytelling time afterwards. We recommend that people stay overnight at Tombarra if they plan to have a beverage with their meal.
Numbers are going to be capped at 20 people.
Venue: on the grounds of Tombarra, Mongarlowe NSW
Course fee: $154 per person which includes a sample bottle of oil, notes, lunch and afternoon BBQ. Accomodation and BYO is extra.
The presentation and instruction will be done by Lloyd W and Barry J, two recently retired boilers.
Contact Matthew Hulse for bookings, event management and catering (done by Matthew).