Memorabilia to go on display
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.