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DISCOVER Leongatha’s rich
history with the Leongatha
Historical Society during this
year’s Daffodil Festival.
Located in the Mechanics Institute
on McCartin Street, the display will be
open for viewing throughout the festi-
val from 10am to 4pm.
Saturday will be a particularly big
day for the Leongatha Historical Society,
with a plaque walk also on the agenda.
“Historic plaques have been put up
and we will be taking people on a short
walk to see them at 2pm,” Leongatha
Historical Society secretary Lyn Skill-
The four plaques are located at Mc-
Cartin’s Hotel, Bairs Hotel, the florist
formerly owned by Gollers – and
Great Southern Outdoors – formerly
owned by Edneys.
The main display will be about the
local soldiers who served in World War
One, based on research the Leongatha
Historical Society has been collecting
for the past three years, but visitors are
welcomed to look at historical docu-
ments, maps and photographs on a
range of different subjects.
“We are hoping to attract new
members and helpers. We want people
to come in, see that we are here and
hopefully we will see some interest,”
Ms Skillern said.
“We want to show the public what
we have. There’s plenty of material for
everyone to look at that could spark a
bit of interest.”
Plaque walk: from left, Leongatha Historical Society member Lola Bailey, secretary Lyn Skillern and
member Ian Lester invite you to explore Leongatha’s history during the Daffodil Festival.
THE Friends of the Leongatha Li-
brary will be dusting off dictionar-
ies and picking out the best pictori-
als for its annual used book sale.
The sale will be held on Thursday and
Friday, August 25 and 26 from 10am to
4pm in the St Peter’s Anglican Church
Hall, on the corner of Bruce and McCa-
Sale coordinator Sue Wakefield said
retired books from West Gippsland Re-
gional Library Corporation libraries and
private donations will be up for grabs.
“Money raised from the sale goes back
to the Leongatha library, to help facilitate
the purchase new books and other media,
such as CDs to go into the loan system,”
“Money raised by the friends group
has been used to purchase comfy reading
chairs in the past. It can be used for any-
thing the library needs.”
The sale will feature a huge range of
books, both fiction and nonfiction, for
adults and children.
Ms Wakefield said there will be a lot
of good reference books, autobiographies,
books on war, cooking, craft, history and
Australiana, novels and children’s books.
“Books will start from 50 cents each.
Buy five adult books and get one free and
buy five children’s books for $1,” she said.
“There will be some higher quality
books at the sale as well, which will start
at $1 each.”
Get your books here: principal librarian South Gippsland, Michael Hogan
and Friends of the Leongatha Library used book sale coordinator Sue Wake-
field have plenty of books ready for sale during the Daffodil Festival.
Bag a bargain book or two
Country and tea: the Leongatha Senior Citizens Club is holding its annual
open day in conjunction with this year’s Daffodil Festival. On Friday, August
26 from 12.30pm, guests will be treated to the musical stylings of Shelley
and Brian West (pictured) and their country and western music. The music
will finish at 1pm and light refreshments will be available, all for the grand
charge of $2. The event will be held at the Dakers Centre, on the corner of
Watt and Smith streets in Leongatha.
THE South Gippsland Gemstone and Lapidary
Club is delighted to once again participate in
the Leongatha Daffodil Festival.
Club members will open their rooms in the old Le-
ongatha Bowls Clubrooms in Hughes Street, Leongatha,
to the public from noon to 4pm on Thursday, August 25,
and between 10am and 4pm on Friday, August 26 and
Saturday, August 27.
Members will display their skills in polishing and fa-
ceting stones, as well as wire wrapping techniques.
There will be displays of members’ work, faceted
stones, rough stones, wire wrapping and a large assort-
ment of findings for sale.
As this is the club’s major fundraising drive for the
year, there will also be an assortment of plants, and home
baked and grown produce for sale, as well as raffle tick-
As the Leongatha Bowls Club is generously allowing
the club to spread its working area into another room and
upgrade the electrics in the building, the lapidary club
members are able to stay warm in winter.
The club plans to keep the clubrooms open on the
first and third Mondays of June, July and August, re-
commencing the normal weekly meetings in the Old
Bowls Clubrooms in Hughes Street on Mondays from
9am until 3.30pm in September.
Discover the magic of gems
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