HIS­TORY OF AUSTRALIND ON DIS­PLAY

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE -

A DIS­PLAY of the first fam­i­lies of Australind was un­veiled this month at the Australind Pub­lic Li­brary as part of Na­tional Fam­ily His­tory Month.

Australind Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety ar­ranged the dis­play which tells the story of the first set­tlers to Australind, and in­cludes a man­nequin in 1840s-style dress.

Li­brar­ian Kate Bul­lock said the ship Is­land Queen was the first to ar­rive which pre­pared the set­tle­ment fol­lowed by the Park­field with the set­tlers.

“That’s the one that ar­rived with the Cliftons and all the well known names in the area and they con­tinue to­day,” she said.

Ms Bul­lock said the dis­play also in­cluded early plans for Australind which was in­tended to be the ma­jor town in the re­gion be­fore Bun­bury be­came the port and in­cluded schools and uni­ver­si­ties.

So­ci­ety mem­ber­ship sec­re­tary Mar­garet Smith said she hoped the dis­play would en­cour­age visi­tors to have a look at their own fam­ily’s his­tory as well.

“We do re­search in our li­brary and we wel­come all new visi­tors,” she said.

So­ci­ety mem­bers are avail­able at the li­brary Tues­day to Thurs­day from 10am to 4pm.

We do re­search in our li­brary and we wel­come all new visi­tors. - Kate Bul­lock

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Australind Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety mem­ber­ship sec­re­tary Mar­garet Smith gets ‘Maud’ ready for the dis­play at the Australind Pub­lic Li­brary as part of Na­tional Fam­ily His­tory Month.

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