May 25, 2011
History brought into the light
Over the past two years, the Mudgee RSL sub-branch has worked with Kirsty Creed and Alex Rix of Visual Expanse to plan, frame and present the display.
Where once Club Mudgee visitors might have glanced at dimly lit items as they made their way to the toilets, the memorabilia is now prominently shown in frames or display cabinets under strip lighting.
Mudgee RSL Sub-branch president Graham Pickering said the sub-branch wanted a better display to acknowledge the items given to its care by Mudgee veterans and their families.
Mr Pickering said he hoped the care given to displaying the memorabilia might encourage others to lend items.
The project was assisted by a $6000 donation from Club Mudgee.
Items on display include the medals of two men who gave their lives in the Great War: Private Joseph Mara, the first Mudgee man to die in World I, and William “Bill” Cullingham, who was killed in action in Pozieres, France, in July, 1916.
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