His­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety team hon­oured

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By ABBY BROWN

Mata­mata His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety has awarded three mem­bers life­time mem­ber­ship awards in hon­our of the work they have done over the years.

David and Joan Stan­ley and Dr Neil Algar were pre­sented their life­time mem­ber­ship awards by so­ci­ety pres­i­dent Ian Walker late last month.

The Stan­leys keep the gar­dens and fish­pond on Cen­ten­nial Dr look­ing good, Walker said.

Joan has been part of the so­ci­ety for more than 40 years and been the sec­re­tary for­ever, he said. David has been part of the group for al­most as long as Joan and is the trea­surer.

The cou­ple have a mu­seum shed on the Firth es­tate that ex­hibits the his­tory of the lo­cal dairy in­dus­try. The shed is named af­ter them as they pro­vided a lot of the pho­tos and text for the ex­hi­bi­tions.

Dr Neil Algar, who was re­cently awarded a com­mu­nity award for his in­volve­ment in the Mata­mata His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, was also granted life mem­ber­ship.

He was the pres­i­dent of the group for 14 years and is the group’s pa­tron.

Photo: SUP­PLIED

GOOD WORK: Mata­mata His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Ian Walker, back, pre­sented three mem­bers, from front left, Dr Neil Algar, Joan and David Stan­ley, life­time mem­ber­ship awards late last month.

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