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Dusting off Echuca’s history for public display

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April 14, 2018

Children at the Echuca Hospital Fair in October 1970. ECHUCA’S history is coming out of the archives and on to display next week.

ECHUCA’S history is coming out of the archives and on to display next week.

In conjunction with the National Trust of Australia’s Australian Heritage Festival the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre will feature the Out of the Archives exhibition from April 18.

It promises to include unseen chronicles of attractions including the Port Precinct, PS Adelaide and the Echuca Wharf.

Exhibits and operations manager Mesh Thomson said the team have delved deep into the archives to source images, documents and artefacts that have never been shown before.

‘‘The exhibition will provide visitors a rare insight into the history and culture of Echuca in the late 1800’s and onwards,’’ she said.

‘‘Damaged photographs, a new Echuca Wharf timeline and 100-year-old certificates and documents are just a taste of what visitors will see.’’

The community is invited to attend the official opening of the exhibition at the discovery centre on April 18 from 6pm.

Out of the Archives is included in the normal admission costs and local ambassador card holders will be entitled to free entry.

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