Once again we attended the Noorat Show in November with a photographic display. This featured photos from two albums we have at our Museum – one of an Empire Day Parade in 1914 and the other of the 1939 Back to Terang Parade. Our books were also on sale on the day. It was great to see such interest in our display and to have former residents reminisce about Terang. We will be there again next November!
In November last we launched our newest book – Panoramas of Terang. This features photos of Terang & district taken with a wide lens camera. Many of these photos were taken by Robert Scott who lived in Terang in his early years before moving to Cobden where he operated a garage. We were pleased to have Robert Scott’s granddaughter, Sue, with us on the day of the launch and she was able to tell us a bit about her grandfather.
The book is available from the Society or at the Terang Post Office for $20.00 each.
We have continued to have guest speakers this year. In February we had Ted Peers speak about his life on Lighthouses. His wife Anne also told us about what it meant to be a “lighthouse wife”.
In April we enjoyed Peter Habersberger telling us about his grandfather’s war experiences.
Margaret Cole and Margaret Wadelton were our June speakers, giving us an interesting and entertaining account of their lives here in Terang.
Frank Riches will be our August speaker, telling us about his life at The Sisters.
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.