Unique his­tory cel­e­brated

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - By WENDY STEPHENS

BEECH­WORTH Town Hall was spec­tac­u­larly dressed for Christ­mas as over 80 peo­ple gath­ered to cel­e­brate a suc­cess­ful year at the Burke Mu­seum and His­toric Precinct.

pro­vided by the Friends of the Burke Mu­seum and the Beech­worth Branch of the Red Cross.

Guests en­joyed con­vivial con­ver­sa­tion as Mark Stephens played well-known car­ols and melodies on the His­toric Town Hall Or­gan.

Burke Mu­seum Man­ager, Cameron Auty praised the ‘Friends’ for the amaz­ing sup­port that they freely give to the Mu­seum and the Precinct, and gave a glow­ing re­port about the ac­qui­si­tion of the pipe or­gan.

Vol­un­teers and staff from the Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, the Ned Kelly Vault, the Tele­graph Sta­tion, the Tour Guides, and Friends of the Burke Mu­seum were thanked by Mayor Bernard Gaffney for their ded­i­ca­tion in greet­ing visi­tors to Beech­worth and telling the story of its unique his­tory.

year old Ellen Huggens took her place at the or­gan stool and gave the Mayor a ‘mu­si­cal wel­come’ fol­lowed by loud ap­plause from the au­di­ence.

Some of us felt that her performance was a to CEO Trevor Ierino by the Town Hall Or­gan Pos­sum a few months ago.

The most en­joy­able evening ended with a

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