The Executive Committee of the National Historical Machinery Association Inc. - Australia welcomes you to the Official Website of the National Historical Machinery Association Inc.

This website has been designed to offer members of the machinery preservation and restoration movement, along with those interested in the heritage of this great land, an access point where they may be able to easily obtain information about the National Historical Machinery Association Inc., and about the role it actively plays in promoting the preservation and restoration of our nation's past.

Of Biloela.

Passed away peacefully on 25th January 2017.
Aged 71 years.

Dearly loved Husband of Mavis (dec’d).

Loving Father of Katrina.

Adored Grandfather of Braidon, Ahlana (dec’d), Tyler, Jorja, Courtney and Morgan.

Brother of Charlie (dec’d), Madge (dec’d), Edward (dec’d), Geoff, Dot, Vic (dec’d) and Terry.

Family and Friends are respectfully invited to attend Merv’s Service at the Civic Centre, Biloela.
Commencing at 10.00am on Saturday 4th February 2017. Followed by Interment at the Biloela Lawn Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers it is asked that donations be made to Royal Flying Doctor Service or RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service

It is with the deepest regret that I advise that on the 25th January 2017 one of nature’s gentlemen, Mr Merv Hill of Biloela, passed away.

Merv was one of the people who in early days saw the value in the preservation of our historical machinery. And it was via his promotion and development that we now see a fantastic hobby enjoyed by so many.

Merv Hill was elected to the NHMA Committee in March 2005 and 2007. He was a good committeeman, always offering sound advice, as well as having a huge collection of David Brown Tractors.
Merv was a foundation member of the Callide Dawson Club as well as being instrumental in the establishment of many other machinery clubs across Queensland , and he will be missed greatly. Merv was not only a member, he was a friend, a mentor and a continual source of support and inspiration. Whilst Merv has moved on to a more peaceful place, I am sure that each and every one of us will remember him fondly and cherish the time we were privileged enough to spend with him.

For the benefit of all those who knew Merv, or were just simply inspired by him, we are using all available avenues to invite people to celebrate Merv’s life.

Ray Blain, NHMA Queensland Representative.

On behalf of the NHMA committee and membership clubs, I would offer our deepest sympathy to Merv’s Family on their loss. This is also extended to his fellow vintage enthusiasts, to whom he has been a great inspiration over the years.

NHMA President, Alan Shepherd.

Congratulations to Ian and Kate Stewart on receiving this very well deserved award;
presented to them at the NHMA AGM in Maitland, NSW, on 8th April, 2016.

We were at Lake Goldsmith with you in 1987, and we know the hard work you both put it.

Ralph and Wendy Thomas. Webmasters.
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