His­toric pho­tos re­turned to Wah­gun­yah

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The Wah­gun­yah His­tory Group re­ceived an email in late Jan­uary from a Syd­ney busi­ness­man Phil Sey­mour en­quir­ing “if we had seen these orig­i­nal pho­tos be­fore”?

He had dis­cov­ered them in a Syd­ney An­tique shop; with him hav­ing prop­erty in Ruther­glen he recog­nised them im­me­di­ately.

At­tached to the email were im­ages of three large frames with a to­tal of eight early Wah­gun­yah pho­tos.

We have copies of them all but had never seen them pre­sented like this.

Un­for­tu­nately sev­eral of the im­ages had se- vere wa­ter dam­age, and the sur­round­ing was rather marked but had lovely cal­lig­ra­phy re­lat­ing to each photo. What a find? The His­tory Group asked Phil to pur­chase these frames on our be­half.

So with a great deal of thanks last Tues­day Phil and his part­ner Karen handed over these pho­tos to mem­bers of our group.

Dur­ing April the Corowa Fed­er­a­tion Mu­seum have in­vited the Wah­gun­yah His­tory Group to have an ex­hi­bi­tion at their mu­seum, these pho­tos will be on dis­play for the first time.

Phil Seymour and part­ner Karen.

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