Chinchilla’s classy tribute to Diggers
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.