Mem­o­ra­bilia to go on dis­play

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

MEM­O­RA­BILIA from the early days of Air­lie’s tourism in­dus­try will be on dis­play at Can­non­vale’s Beach Li­brary from Septem­ber 1.

Or­gan­iser of the re­cent Whit­sun­day pi­o­neers re­union, Dale Hell, is ask­ing any­one with arte­facts from the past, to bring their mem­o­ra­bilia to the li­brary at 8.15am on Mon­day.

“[And] as much as pos­si­ble please - to show how se­ri­ous we are about gain­ing a per­ma­nent [dis­play] place... in our very own spe­cial art and craft cul­tural hall,” she said.

Ms Hell said old signs, pho­tos, posters, mod­els and books were wel­come, with a spe­cial locked case avail­able for pre­cious items.

Mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney, who will be open­ing the dis­play, said she was look­ing for­ward to see­ing the col­lec­tion of mem­o­ra­bilia from the re­gion’s early set­tlers.

“Thanks must go to Dale Hell who has been co-or­di­nat­ing the process of col­lect­ing true sto­ries of those who lived and worked in Air­lie Beach from 1930 to 1989. I know Dale has spent hours painstak­ingly com­pil­ing, edit­ing, copy­ing and print­ing con­tri­bu­tion of the lives of the early set­tlers in Air­lie Beach,” she said.

“It’s fan­tas­tic that the early years of Air­lie Beach’s devel­op­ment are be­ing doc­u­mented and not be­ing lost to the pages of his­tory.”

Peo­ple with mem­o­ra­bilia to dis­play can con­tact Dale Hell on 0416 273 598.

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