THE 40-year anniversary of the Albury-Wodonga national growth centre project is being celebrated at an exhibition at Albury’s LibraryMuseum.
Albury and District Historical Society members including Bruce Pennay were on hand for yesterday’s official launch of the exhibition which opens tonight.
Prime minister Gough Whitlam, NSW premier Bob Askin and his Victorian counterpart Rupert Hamer signed the Albury-Wodonga area development agreement in Wodonga four decades ago with a vision to turn the twin cities into a major inland centre.
The exhibition, which will also be celebrated in Wodonga, features objects, photographs, archives and personal accounts from residents who highlight the experience of being part of an experiment that focused the nation’s attention on Albury-Wodonga.
A guided tour of the exhibition will take place on November 3 and Parklands Albury Wodonga will present an ‘On the Couch’ session with John Alker-Jones October 29.
An exhibition showcasing five artists’ impressions of living in the National Growth Centre of Albury-Wodonga has started at Arts Space Wodonga and runs until November 9.