Booleroo Steam and TractionThe Booleroo Steam & Traction Preservation Society is located at Booleroo Centre, in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia. The first rally in 1969 was a private rally initiated by Brian Knauerhase on his property, some 11 to 12 km from Booleroo Centre with 30 exhibits. When the event grew to 50 exhibits, a decision was made for it to be held on the Booleroo Centre Oval. The first rally at the oval was held on Sunday, April 9, 1972.
The aim of the society is to restore and preserve all forms of historic farm and steam machinery. This has resulted in one of the largest collections of farm machinery, tractors, station engines and steam exhibits in Australia.
The collection includes steam rollers and a pair of steam ploughs, huge stationary engines such as a 125hp Blackstone oil engine and a World War 1 Benz diesel, plus many rare and unusual tractors and crawlers such as a Caterpillar 45, a 1924 Glasgow and the Australian Jelbart.
Shed building is an on going project with an area of 2900 sq. yards now undercover.
A rally is held annually and the museum may be inspected at any time by appointment.