Antique Bible Roadshow and Family Fun Day in Albury on March 25, 2017

THE world’s first Antique Bible Roadshow will hit the Border next weekend.

Albury will host the Antique Bible Roadshow and Family Fun Day in QEII Square on March 25 to mark the 200th anniversary of the Bible Society of Australia.

Organiser Tim Farrah said the Bible Society of Australia was the oldest society in the nation.

He said it was set up by Governor Lachlan Macquarie just weeks before he established the Bank of New South Wales. 

“It is the oldest organisation in Australia founded by an Act of Parliament,” he said.

Mr Farrah said people could bring along their family Bibles or other old copies in their possession for evaluation by Rev Dr John Harris, one of Australia’s foremost experts on the Bible.

“It’s a very special event for Albury,” he said.

Wodonga Family Historical Society secretary Wendy Cooksey said people could get historical evaluations – as opposed to monetary evaluations – of any special Bibles in the family.

“The society can give people ideas on where to go for further research too,” she said.

There will also be an exhibition of rare, historic Bibles and an appearance by the team of racing driver, Andrew “Fishtail” Fisher, and his Jesus Ute.

There will be a sausage sizzle and children’s activities.

Internationally-acclaimed Melbourne musicians Planetshakers will perform during the roadshow and also at the Bible Society’s youth event in QEII Square on Friday night.

The roadshow runs from 10am until 3pm.