Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Our petition to place heritage protection on the BARC Huts achieves well over 1,000 signatures !!

When Helen Topor and her husband Peter Fullagar (from Canberra) visited the exhibition in April, Helen was horrified to find so much of the former camp buildings gone, and the huts that are left in such poor repair. 
When I told her that the huts were not heritage protected she kindly offered to help, and start a petition. Thank you Helen.
We reached a total of 1,028 signatures. 406 on-line and 622 as paper-based. Victorian signatures make up 649 and of those, Benalla has 391. 
The rest, 379 are interstate Australian signatures.
International signatures add up to 68.
Well done and thank you everyone.
The fight to save the huts continues.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Would you like to help make some entrance banners for our Exhibition?

Sabine Smyth with John Joyce
If you do, can you please contact the 
North East Multicultural Association (NEMA) , 
John Joyce or Tania Magennis 
on (03) 5721 2090?

We are looking for people who would be happy to spend a half day designing motifs and sewing them onto two colourful banners under the guidance of experienced 'banner makers'/tailors who will help out with advice and hands-on help. It should be fun. I will be there too and it will be great to see you.
No need to have any sewing experience although this would be great. 
All you need is some time to spare and some enthusiasm to pool your ideas with others.

Date: To be advised - will be worked out to suit you and others
Venue: Benalla Art Gallery
Lunch catering will be provided.
John Joyce and his team look forward to hearing from you.