The Shiwa International Association from Japan toured Glengallan Homestead with Southern Downs Regional Council representatives and tourism groups.
The Shiwa International Association from Japan toured Glengallan Homestead with Southern Downs Regional Council representatives and tourism groups.

Japanese visitors enjoy local food

THERE are not many Aussie’s who would knock back a fresh slice of damper dripping with syrup and it turns out there are not many Japanese who would either.

Members of Japan’s Shiwa International Association have been touring the Southern Downs since Thursday and stopped off at Glengallan Homestead on Saturday to sample some Aussie delicacies.

Translator Yuri Baxter from Brisbane asked the guests what they thought of their scones and damper and the response was overwhelmingly “very good” and “tasty”.

Mrs Baxter said the group was having a ball and members were especially impressed with the Stanthorpe wine and large steaks they tasted this week.

The ladies were amazed by the wide countryside covered in crops on their trip to Killarney and enjoyed the majestic Queen Mary Falls.

Southern Downs Regional Council deputy mayor Peter Blundell said the group of seven visited Australia this month to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Shiwa international organisation.

Entertainment at Glengallan Homestead yesterday included the story of Jack Deuchar and a display of Claire Schofield toys.

The group was amazed at the size of the local roads and their generous speed limits.



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