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Yackandandah Historical Society and community excel to complete project

Posted March 05, 2014


Deputy speaker, I want to congratulate the Yackandandah Historical Society on the completion of extension works to its conservation and storage building.

I had the honour of officially opening this architect designed and environmentally sustainable building on Saturday (March 1). The Yackandandah community raised $50,000 to get this project off the ground.



I want to thank:

  • Linton Lethean,
  • Jennie McKern,
  • Pam Noble
  • and Brett McClellan for their work on this project.

And to particularly note the work of the President of the Yackandandah Historical Society, Susan Reynolds OAM, involved with the Society for over 30 years, is responsible for the collection, and has been the driving force behind this project.

Because of the hard work of Sue and her team, the history of Yackandandah and surrounding areas will be accessible to locals and visitors visiting the area. Yet another great tourist attraction in Indi.

You may not know how important arts and culture is to the Victorian economy.

  • In 2010/11 arts and culture contributed $6.1 billion to the Victorian economy
  • and employed sixty eight thousand full time workers.
  • Four hundred thousand visitors came to Victoria specifically for arts and culture
  • and spent a total of six hundred and ninety five million dollars during their visit

The Yackandandah Historical Society provides us with a great model of how communities can work together to improve their economies through the promotion of arts and culture.

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