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Hall prominent at Launch

25 March 2008

Elizabeth Burness' "Pages of Early History' was the subject of an official Launch on Tuesday March 25th. Hall residents attending felt at home, with Hall and district very prominent amongst the images and stories on display. Elizabeth has put together a very substantial set of sketches of early buildings and artifacts - including Hall landmarks such as 'Winarlia', 'Cooee', and the School Museum.

Elizabeth has been working for the past few weeks in the Hall School Museum (otherwise known as the Laurie Copping Heritage Centre'), where she says she has found inspiration in her search for stories that will help unfold the past to young learners.

The Launch was carried out by our local Member, Mary Porter, representing the Chief Minister. Also attending was Dr Malcolm Beazley, Founder and Curator of the Australian National Museum of Education, who has recently helped to complete a full inventory of the contents of the Hall School Museum. This is in fact a very impressive collection.

The Progress Association wants to secure the future of the School Museum as a living history and heritage centre for the village and district - a significant collection, but also a place for teaching, learning, researching, and writing.

If you are interested in being involved with such an enterprise, please let us know.

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