Thank you to Chinchilla community
TO ANN and her volunteers at the Visitor Information Centre, the volunteers at the museum and others who were involved in making the Cactus on Film Day a success, our heartfelt appreciation.
It was the first time the second film, And Now 20
years Later, had been shown, so a big thank-you to those who attended for “the trip down memory lane”.
It might have been short but, from the conversations/interaction that followed, it would appear many people have a story to tell.
Please share those stories by writing the information down and giving it to Tricia at the museum.
It doesn’t need to be an elaborate production – just factual snippets which have been passed down through the family.
Look through the old photos, we should never lose sight of the fact that the dedication of the entomologists and early pioneers at Chinchilla saved the state from complete ruin in 1925 by their persistent resolve to rid the state of prickly pear.
Through their hard work, Chinchilla has the undisputed, unique status of achieving an environmental miracle, the magnitude of which has not been equalled in the world.
If you do not know the story and cannot visit the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, visit the Cactoblastis Monument on Clarks Rd and feel proud to be associated with Chinchilla.
With sincere thanks. — Margaret Cameron