Chin­chilla’s classy tribute to Dig­gers

Dalby Herald - - BEST OF THE WEST - Brooke Dun­can Brooke.Dun­can@chin­chillanews.com.au

THE Chin­chilla Mu­seum and RSL Sub-Branch are pre­par­ing to com­mem­o­rate the end of World War I by un­veil­ing a mov­ing dis­play.

The col­lec­tion show­cas­ing pho­to­graphs, let­ters, art, and other arte­facts will be on show at the Chin­chilla RSL Sub-Branch next month.

Chin­chilla Mu­seum re­search of­fi­cer Tri­cia Hen­ningsen said she wanted to do some­thing to com­mem­o­rate the Centenary of Ar­mistice – the day World War I came to an end – and RSL Sub-Branch vice-pres­i­dent Don Allen agreed.

“I thought, be­ing 100 years we should do some­thing for Re­mem­brance Day. I asked the boys down there (at the RSL) and they said ‘oh well, what in­for­ma­tion have you got?’,” Mr Allen said.

“We’ve got gear that we’ve col­lected but there are also peo­ple from the pub­lic who are send­ing in pho­to­graphs, post­cards, let­ters, all sorts of mem­o­ra­bilia that they’ve got and we’ll add that into the col­lec­tion,” Mrs Hen­ningsen said.

“We have de­scen­dants ... who have given us some pic­ture post­cards, and cards et cetera, let­ters that were sent home by their an­ces­tor dur­ing the war.”

RE­MEM­BER­ING SAC­RI­FICE: Chin­chilla Mu­seum re­search of­fi­cer Tri­cia Hen­ningsen and Chin­chilla RSL Sub-Branch vice-pres­i­dent Don Allen at the Chin­chilla Mu­seum.

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