Maffra and District Historical Society

M&DHS operates the Maffra Sugar Beet Museum, part of the Local History Collection at the Maffra Library, and a Dairy Museum at the Robotic Dairy at Winnindoo.

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Location: Victoria, Australia

Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Year 2012 in Review

Jill Ball at Geniaus has asked us to look back at the year, and Accentuate the Positive. Which is easy for us, as it has been a really brilliant year.

Highlights for the year - there are plenty.

We are more than half way through loading just under seven hundred photographs from a 1948-1952 album of major irrigation works based at Heyfield.

We have almost reached our target for fundraising to get the Gippsland Guardian online 1855-1868. This is a Wellington Shire Network project, in which we have taken a large part.

We survived the flooding of the major part of our collection.

We have published a book on milk trucks and tankers, on dairy factories in the adjoining shire, on Maffra shire dairy factories, and other smaller booklets.

We had a successful History Week function.

And we are sure when we look at the blog, there will be heaps more. Blogs are good for things like that.

Thanks to all the crew who work in the Maffra Library on a Thursday afternoon - especially John, Spencer, Carol, Doc, Paula and Ruth. Nothing will beat the number of photos John has scanned this year with the new Flip Pal scanner (where he can still scan  photo in thirty seconds, and it then takes Linda four and  half minutes to process it). Spencer is now bringing all the newspaper clippings under control, so they can be accessed via the catalogue.

Thank you everyone, and we look forward to 2013.


Blogger Jill Ball said...

Congrats Maffra and to you Linda. Yesterday I was trawling the internet for links to Australian History related blogs for a presentation I am giving this month.

As well as finding your blogs I found the list of blogs you follow most helpful.

I look forward to reading of Maffra's successes in 2013.

December 30, 2012 at 3:49 PM  

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