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Stones That Speak – Aboriginal Artefacts at Hall School Museum

21 November 2017

National Trust (ACT) Heritage Awards 2018. The Award winners with Minister Gentleman
National Trust (ACT) Heritage Awards 2018. The Award winners with Minister Gentleman

We brought you the great news of receiving an Award from the National Trust (ACT) for our 'Stones that Speak' display. Now we have the judges report:

"A most commendable exhibition of a careful selection from numerous local Aboriginal artefacts collected over many years by Lyall Gillespie, a noted local historian, who assiduously recorded his finds. The artefacts, which his son has donated to the museum, have been expertly assessed, identified, interpreted and presented. The location in the museum in the grounds of the primary school where Gillespie was educated is appropriate and suitable for visits by school and university groups. Further work is underway, which promises to add to the value of the exhibition".

Feedback of this sort is most rewarding and encouraging for all our volunteers who share the vision of collecting, keeping and displaying the story of our district's past. In this case of course, especial congratulations to display curator Ken Heffernan.


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