The service and sacrifice of Numurkah residents during war will be recognised this weekend as part a series of special events.JENNA BISHOP September 5, 2014 3:27am
Time in battle captured: One of Vietnam War veteran Paul Haw’s photos, which will be shown as part of an exhibition this weekend in Numurkah.
A special memorial will also be dedicated to a group of men known as ‘‘The Numurkah Mob’’, who served in the Numurkah Light Horse Brigade and were taken prisoners of war during World War II.
RSL state president David McLachlan will also be attending the day, which includes a lunch at Numurkah RSL.
A Saluting their Service booklet will also be launched on the day.
More than 100 of Vietnam veteran Paul Haw’s photos taken while he was serving will form part of a War and Peace exhibition also showing at the weekend.
Mr Haw, a gunner in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, took the pictures during lulls in fighting and returned with more than 500 photos.
Goulburn Valley Vietnam Veterans Association member Peter Dealy said the exhibition would should people a snapshot of Vietnam during the war.
‘‘It’s not a gory exhibition, there’s no blood and guts or anything like that. It’s just general photos of what life was like in Vietnam and our surrounds,’’ he said.
Mr Dealey said the idea for the exhibition came after viewing the photos at a similar event at Boort.
‘‘We thought, ‘Here’s a good opportunity to bring something that’s never been seen about the Vietnam veterans to the area’,’’ he said.
Mr Dealy said on the peace side of the exhibition, there would be an extensive quilt display, plus flower exhibits and unique teabag paintings.
Shepparton Swans and Benalla both had altered coaching panels for the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final rematch on Saturday.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
As part of Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May, the Riverine Herald will shed light on the debilitating, yet controversial, illness through the eyes of those fighting it.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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