Jan Curtis, our MAHG Secretary, put these thoughts on paper...
As we stood remembering at
the commemorative ceremony
held at Moonambel's Memorial
last Sunday, it seemed to me
to really capture the spirit
we all hold deep within our hearts.
I am one of many
who were thinking deeply of
a father, grandfather, great uncle,
great aunty, brothers and sisters
who served way back.
I remember, maybe I was 7 or 8,
sitting on the back door step
with a tin trunk filled with photos,
a uniform, tins of cigarettes,
My Dad was sitting with me,
a little girl, who held, smelt and tried to understand
this tin trunk.
I am glad to say I still have the trunk
and most of my father's things.
I wear his medals and those of
his father with enormous pride.
Those moments echo through to today.
All he carried home was in this trunk
and kept in a shed in Brunswick.
It is here now with me in Warrenmang.
back to our wonderful service
Garry and Kaye Hutton.
It was so heartfelt and moving.
We had maybe 50 people attend.
When young children appeared, they seemed
to appreciate and respect the service.
This is marvellous.
Lest We Forget.
The Moonambel Community Theatre Company took the challenge of creating new directors in this production.
Steve Lane stepped back into acting while Sanne Malkaer and Marnie Reece-Wilmore applied their skills to directing.
Gwynn van den Bergen was once again a main director.
The 3 plays were very different in their content but all entertained the audience.
This is a new development in the Company and proved to be very successful.
TEMPTATION SORDID OR VIRTUE REWARDED
Directed by Sanne Malkaer
This is our seventh Annual General Meeting but also the fifteenth year since the first Arts Event with the inaugural Easter exhibition. We have won a National Volunteering Award in the past and prove to still be a strong volunteer group committed to bringing art to the area for the community to enjoy. The history component of our agenda is also being addressed.
Since our last Annual Meeting we have been involved in the following activities:
Our website mahg.org.au keeps our activities documented for all to see.
Market stalls, barbecue and devonshire teas continue to be a drawcard when we have events staged at the Moonambel Recreation Reserve.
Projects on the go...
Once again our small team of dedicated workers make our projects work. The creative members need the level headed art & history lovers to make these things happen and vice versa. We have built up a wonderful reputation in the Pyrenees district basically due to our respect of our team and supporters. Well done all.
Our future projects, whatever they may be, are almost guaranteed success due to this dedication and wonderful harmonious community team spirit. I thank you all.
Moonambel Community Theatre Company was invited to take part in the inaugural Midwinter Festival, an MEI event. Being a small but vibrant community, the theatre company was only too pleased to assist.
They helped to create the atmosphere of Steve Lane's original refrain by joining with the Pyrenees Chorale to walk lights towards the welcoming bonfire. While beautiful music filled the air hot air balloons were released into the night.
Hopefully, the Festival will be repeated in the future.
we are excited to present Maggie's annual Open Studio.
Maggie will be working
at her house all weekend
so feel free to talk
to the artist at work.
Maggie is also exhibiting
work by local
Jacqui & Russell Drever and ceramisist Sanne Malkaer.
The beautifully renovated
mud brick octagonal home,
all done by Maggie herself,
is a pleasant back drop
for these talented artists
to display their art pieces.
Our website was created December 2012. The History page lists activities from 2003 to 2012.
We will keep you informed as these projects develop and of any new projects which arise...