Winton Wetlands officially opened its European history exhibition last week.May 29, 2014 3:31am
Winton Wetlands chief executive Jim Grant, former Winton North resident Clem Lee and daughter Aileen Sanders.
An exhibition highlighting the unique link between European settlement and the Benalla district was launched last week.
Winton Wetlands officially opened its European history exhibition on Friday evening at the Old Lake Mokoan Yacht Club in Chesney Vale.
Winton Wetlands chairman Dennis O’Brien was extremely pleased with the exhibition’s opening.
‘‘This initiative is very significant to the local community and indicative of our intentions to move forward on a multi-focus project that recognises and renews the community and ecology, as well as business and tourism opportunities,’’ Dr O’Brien said.
‘‘It was exciting to hear so many stories and memories that connect people to the site and really offered visitors the chance to share these. I encourage everyone to get out to the exhibition to ensure these stories continue to be shared.’’
A highlight of the opening day was having former Winton North resident Clem Lee view the exhibition. At 94 years old, Mr Lee is the oldest surviving member of the Lee family and shared many tales of early dairying days across the Winton North district.
At the exhibition’s official opening, Winton Wetlands committee member and local identity Doug Bain and State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes shared their Winton Wetlands experiences with a crowd of 60 people.
The exhibition features a range of items from Winton Wetlands’ European history, including farming tools, items used for sailing and water skiing and numerous prints of photographs.
‘‘With so many locals having strong connections to the site, we are hoping that exploring the exhibition’s pieces will be a very nostalgic experience,’’ Winton Wetlands chief executive Jim Grant said.
‘‘The community has really embraced our European history project and has continued to contribute to assist us to piece it all together.
‘‘We’ve been overwhelmed by the level of interest and this is reflected in the number and variety of pieces people have provided.’’
The European history exhibition will be open until Sunday, June 1 between 10
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