Shire hall birth­day makeover

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

MOSS­MAN’S most well-known build­ing, the shire hall, is about to turn 75 years old and the com­mu­nity is be­ing asked to come along and be a part of a spe­cial walk down mem­ory lane.

To help cel­e­brate the 75th an­niver­sary of Moss­man Shire Hall, the Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil will hold an ex­hi­bi­tion ti­tled Mem­ory Lane, show­cas­ing the rich lo­cal his­tory of this much-loved com­mu­nity build­ing.

The four-day ex­hi­bi­tion will be of­fi­cially opened on the evening of June 22, in cel­e­bra­tion of the Hall’s of­fi­cial open­ing in June 1937. Coun­cil is pres

ently ask­ing peo­ple if they have any pho­to­graphs and mem­o­ra­bilia from mu­si­cals, school con­certs, com­mu­nity events, Mill Street pa­rades, debu­tante balls, Show Queen cabarets, old time dances, wed­dings and other events held at the hall dur­ing the past 75 years that they would like to put on dis­play.

“The aim of the ex­hi­bi­tion is to cel­e­brate Moss­man Shire Hall’s 75th an­niver­sary and give the com­mu­nity an op­por­tu­nity to come to­gether, rem­i­nisce and pro­vide an in­sight into yesteryear,” the coun­cil’s Dou­glas re­gional man­ager Liz Col­lyer said.

“We are hop­ing the com­mu­nity will sup­port the ex­hi­bi­tion by shar­ing their mem­o­ries with us through their pho­tos and me­men­tos from lo­cal events.”

To be a part of the ex­hi­bi­tion you need to fill out an ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est form to be lodged with the coun­cil by April 30. Any­one seek­ing fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the ex­hi­bi­tion can email comde­v­dou­glas@cairns. qld.gov.au or phone He­len Coulthard on 4099 9484.

The hall is un­der­go­ing a re­fur­bish­ment, which will be com­pleted in time for the 75th an­niver­sary party.

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