The Border Watch : April 4th 2014
NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS 33 Conference sheds light backstage Retiring president shares eisteddfod knowledge with Mount Gambier group MAXINE Chalinor was elected president when Backstage Incorporated held its annual general meeting recently. Retiring president Natalia Chalinor stepped down into the vice president role. The outgoing president spoke of the need for eisteddfod subcommittees to work together and the need for the president to take on the role of the former eisteddfod administrator position. During the evening, The Ivan and Bernice McCormick Memorial Award for outstanding service to Backstage Incorporated was presented to Robyn Hillyer. Ms Hillyer became involved with Backstage Incorporated through callisthenics, but extended her assistance to the eisteddfod sections and other projects. Natalia Chalinor has returned home from the bi-annual conference of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia in Ballarat. One of the highlights of the conference was meeting with the association’s newest Delegates Niranjela Wickremasinghe and Dr Thilani Kiripitige of the Sri Lanka Eisteddfod. Natalia said she found it particularly interesting to speak with the two ladies as their main fields of interest were speech and drama. Major changes to copyright that have been negotiated by the association committee and possible changes in this area will ease the workload during the running of eisteddfods. Natalia said the conferences benefi ted the eisteddfod, gaining information from others to assist with smoother running, passing on information to other societies and making sure our eisteddfod keeps abreast of changes. She now looks forward to the next meeting, which will see the delegate converge on Mount Gambier. OUTGOING: Robyn Hillyer receives her award from Natalia Chalinor for her work as president at Backstage Incorporated. SPECIAL GUESTS: Ron Harrington, Dr Thilani Kiripitige, Dawn Harrington, Niranjela Wickremasinghe of Sri Lanka and Backstage Incorporated secretary Maxine Chalinor meet at an association conference. HISTORY DONATED: The Portland Museum on Wellington Road, as photographed by Zillah Maschmedt in 1934. REDGUM COUNTR Y Historic photographs donated to shire’s cultural collection A COLLECTION of photographs taken by a Mount Gambier school teacher in the 1930s has been donated to the Glenelg Shire Council Cultural Collection. Adelaide-based donor Brenton Brockhouse came into possession of the photographs through his mother, who was the original owner’s second cousin. Zillah Maschmedt captured the 90 historic scenes from Portland in 1934-35 and Nelson in 1936. Ms Maschmedt and her mother Arabella visited Portland around the time of the Portland centenary celebrations in November 1934. One image depicts the centenary pageant in full swing in Portland, looking out to Portland Bay where the anchored vessel that played the part of Henty’s Thistle is visible. Other Portland photographs in the collection show a variety of views of the harbour and foreshore, many views of the botanic gardens, including arbours, arches and paths, the canal and lagoon, the bridge across to the spit and the museum on Wellington Road, with its magnifi cent whalebone fence. The Nelson photographs were taken in 1936 and include views of Nelson township and Donovan’s Landing, the Glenelg River, river mouth and coastline, the newly erected Major Mitchell monument on the Isle of Bags near Nelson and the Mount Gambier to Nelson mail bus at the Victorian/South Australian border. Glenelg Shire Mayor John Northcott said the photographs were a signifi cant addition to the council’s cultural collection. “Photographs that originate from private collections and have not been widely circulated can add considerable knowledge to what we already know of events, the landscape and the built environment within the shire,” he said. “Council appreciates the effort taken by Brenton to source these photographs and share them with the community.” Selected images from the donation will be included in displays from the cultural collection at History House and the Maritime Discovery Centre in Portland scheduled for 2014 and 2015. VALUABLE COLLECTION: The Mount Gambier to Nelson mail bus stops at the South Australia-Victoria border in 1936. 59 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier Phone 08 8723 2063 The Border Watch, Friday, April 4, 2014 - 33 644009 Evening dresses and suits from (up to size 24) $50!
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