Nod to Village people
The Friends of Donnelly Village Inc group has received a commendation at the 2020 Western Australian Heritage Awards.
The group was a finalist in the contribution by a community-based organisation category, which was won jointly by the Goldfields Aboriginal Languages Centre and the Lock Hospital Working Group.
Group president Michael Spight said they were proud to receive the commendation.
“It was really pleasing to be recognised in what was clearly a very strong pool of contenders,” he said.
“I think we did well to get a commendation, there is some really good work happening out in the community.”
Mr Spight said the rest of 2020 would see exhibits at the village’s museum updated with additional information and artefacts donated to the group, the production of video vignettes using recorded interviews, and the restoration of the Jack’s shack building.
“Going into the future, what we want to try and do is make sure that history and sense of community doesn’t get lost,” he said.
“It is a magic little place to go and stay; every time time you go there you learn something new or find something different.”