On Saturday 30th April we gathered at Blauvelt Park for an Amazing Picnic. The sun shone brightly and warmly and many members and visitors enjoyed the hospitality of Ashley & Chris. The highlight of the day was a roam through their Maze – enjoyed by young and old. Such was the success of the day we are planning another towards the end of the year at a nearby venue.
On Sunday 25th October we will be having an Historic Homes Walk as part of the History Week celebrations.
Participants will start at 1 pm from our Museum in the grounds of the Terang College Primary Campus, School Rd (turn left at the Presbyterian Church). Here a map will be handed out with the homes to visit.
From the Museum you can drive to any of the homes listed and walk through. Owners will be available to tell you a bit about the history of their home. It will only be a short drive between each of the homes.
The Terang Hospital Auxiliary will be serving Devonshire Tea at one of these homes.
Tickets are $20.00 each and are available at Reicha’s Drapery, High Street, Terang or will be available at the museum on the day.
Tom Riches launched his book “The Sisters District Volunteers & Old Scholars” on Saturday 8th August at the Lone Pine celebrations.
Tom has documented the service of 38 of the 41 men listed on the Honour Roll for The Sisters. He was unable to identify the other three.
Old Scholars: W. Allwood, H. Allwood, L. Appleton, W. Baird, G. Bamford, B. Baxter, A. Brooks, N. Gillies, S. Irving, W. Irving, Jack Lee, J. Londrigan, P. Londrigan, A. Long, E. Loubey, A. McArthur (unidentified), W. McKenzie, C. McLaren, A.N. McLennan, M. McLennan, U. Paine, T.J. Robinson, J.A. Shaw, A. Taylor, C.G. Taylor, T. Taylor, W. Taylor.
District Volunteers: R. Barrett (unidentified), E.J. Baxter, J. Bourke, D. Cameron, T. Cantwell, W. Harris, S. Johnson (unidentified), S. McLaren, T. O’Connor, A.S. Shaw, G. Shirer, W. Tait, H. Thomas.
If you know who those unidentified men are I am sure Tom would love to hear from you.
If you would like to purchase a copy of his book, contact Tom on (03) 55926249 in the evenings. Cost is $5.00 per book, plus postage if necessary.
What a great day was had by all who attended the Lone Pine Celebrations at The Sisters on Saturday 8th August. It was a very well organised event with excellent catering, a very moving commemorative service, the launch of Tom Riches’ book on The Sisters Soldiers and a great concert featuring Eric Bogle in the evening. Congratulation are due to all who were involved. Well done to Tom for his excellent publication. A worthy tribute to the men who served in WW1 from The Sisters.
Our guest speaker for our Annual Dinner in November is to be Mr. Noel Daley who was a former photographer here in Terang. We look forward to an interesting evening with Noel. If you would like to attend please phone the President, Bob, to book your seat. Monday 23th November at 6.30 pm at the Commercial Hotel Dining Room, Terang.
We held our Annual General Meeting on Monday 27th July. All office bearers were re-elected. Many thanks to all who attended and offered their support. Thanks also to all who agreed to take up positions again this year. We look forward to another interesting and informative year ahead. Membership subscriptions are now due.
Des McKinnon was our guest speaker in June and gave us a very informative and entertaining talk about the racing industry in Terang…and further afield. Des produced a number of race books from various meetings and was able to relate a story to each of them…..a wonderful memory. If you are interested in what Des had to say please contact us as we have a recording of this event.