Is there folklore in your family about Myall’s settlement or are you drawn by the romance of paddle steamers and the specialist skills of old trades? The community of Myall Hall got together after their Murrabit market for a scrumptious afternoon tea and partake in the telling of Myall’s history lead by Ollie Jane.
This event was for long time settlers, newcomers to the district and all history buffs. Participants brought along memorabilia, photos and stories to share.
Kim Bennett, Regional Arts Development Officer with Regional Arts Victoria attended on the day, and here are some photos capturing the event. Gannawarra Shire Council CEO, Rosanne Kava and her partner Water Minister Peter Walsh also attended the event, which was a huge success with over 60 people taking part.
ABC Open came along to capture the day, and published an article which you can view by clicking here.
About Myall Hall
Myall Hall, built in 1912, was host to well attended concerts, balls and dances right up until the 60’s. Over the entire period, the school concerts were a feature at Christmas and church and sporting groups utilised the facilities. More recently we have been focussing on our heritage with open days and an annual heritage weekend which includes a re-enactment of the Myall Picnic to the Dry Bed of the Murray River in 1915. The Picnic Party crossed the dry bed of the river with horses and buggies to travel 2 miles across the Campbell’s Island to the Little Murray where they could fish in some water holes and play games.