Rutherglen/Corowa to celebrate 125
Destination Rutherglen and Federation Council are joining forces to celebrate this year’s 125th Anniversary of Federation in August, with an invitation to the Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister.
“Destination Rutherglen have approached council with an exciting opportunity to partner with them in the delivery of an Open House event in the Rutherglen/Corowa re- gion,” Federation Council’s Director Corporate and Community Services Kristy Kay said.
Open House is a worldwide group which provides an opportunity for people to visit places of interest and engage in architecture.
“Whilst the Open House focus has been on cities such as Melbourne, the first regional program was held in Ballarat last year,” Ms Kay said.
“Destination Rutherglen have been liaising with Open House Melbourne who have indicated they would support a community-led Open House event in Rutherglen/Corowa.”
The Federation Museum will also be an important partner. “Council will work closely with them in planning and co-ordinating the celebrations,” Ms Kay said.
“Council has been in contact with the Federation Museum who are planning to host a dinner. It has been discussed that events be combined to create a weekend of celebrations for residents and visitors.
“It will also be important for council to explore other interested partners such as Corowa Rotary Club and consider other activities.”
As part of the Centenary celebrations in 1993, Prime Minister Paul Keating visited Corowa and delivered a speech at the Centenary Dinner in Oddfellows Hall, the place where that significant meeting in 1983, which led to the birth of Federation, took place.
Federation Council resolved to support the proposed initiative by Destination Rutherglan at council’s monthly meeting on March 20, on the motion of Crs Paul Miegel and Gail Law.