Our next Sunday Speaker will be Roger Primmer from Terang who needs no introduction to many. Roger has spent his lifetime in Terang and has a lot of interesting stories to tell us. He was formerly the President of the RSL. We look forward to an informative afternoon on Sunday, 23rd August at 2pm at the Elford's home in Bayne Street. If you would like further details please contact us.
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.
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.