Thank you to Chin­chilla com­mu­nity

Chinchilla News - - NEWS | OPINION -

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

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