BORDER ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE: July 3 - 9, 2014

The Soweto Gospel Choir, Saturday, July 5, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre; Sunday, July 6, Albury Entertainment Centre; and July 11, Mount Beauty Community Centre.

The Soweto Gospel Choir, Saturday, July 5, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre; Sunday, July 6, Albury Entertainment Centre; and July 11, Mount Beauty Community Centre.

ENTERTAINMENT: THIS WEEK

THURSDAY, JULY 3

ALBURY-WODONGA

HotHouse Theatre presents Warning: Small Parts, suitable for five to 12-year-olds — ideal school holiday entertainment, 11am, The Butter Factory Theatre, Wodonga

Albury-Wodonga Uke Muster, free entry, 6pm to 7.30pm, first floor, Albion Hotel, Albury

The Hoffmans, 6pm to 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Renn Picard, 6pm to 10pm, Electra Cafe, Albury

Dinner and Trivia Night: special dinner trivia menu from 6pm, trivia 7.30pm, St Ives Hotel, Wodonga

Karaoke Showtime!, registrations 7.30pm on, singing 9pm, Paddy’s Albury

OUT OF TOWN

Hip-Hop Workshop with Chantelle Hopgood, 10 to 12 years: 10am to noon; 13 years and over: noon to 2pm, Corryong RSL Hall, Corryong

Friends of the Benalla Art Gallery present the Exaudi Youth Choir plus Malcolm Dalglish from the US playing the hammer dulcimer, Peter Jacob, percussion and Julia Piggin, piano, 7.30pm, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla

Wangaratta Ukulele Band, 7pm, Vine Hotel, Wangaratta

Line Dancing, 7pm, ClubMulwala, Mulwala

Mark Haze, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

Mr McGee and the Biting Flea, Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga

FRIDAY, JULY 4

ALBURY-WODONGA

Craft Alive, 10am on, Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre, Wodonga

HotHouse Theatre presents Warning: Small Parts, suitable for five to 12-year-olds — ideal school holiday entertainment, 11am and 1pm, The Butter Factory Theatre, Wodonga

Ray Macartney, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Mediterranean Cruiser — Spanish/Greek acoustic, 6pm to 10pm, Electra Cafe, Albury

Border Music Camp public concert featuring elective groups, 7.30pm, Alistair Todd Chapel Hall, The Scots School, Albury

Jazz Night: Brett Spokes, smooth saxophonist, 8pm, Azotea, Albion Hotel, Albury

Maurice Milani Duo, 8pm to 11pm, The Rooftop Bar, The Bended Elbow, Albury

Darren Maddock, 8pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

FABBA, one of four ABBA tribute bands coming to the ABBAMania Weekend, Friday, June 4, to Sunday, June 6, Commercial Club, Albury.

FABBA, one of four ABBA tribute bands coming to the ABBAMania Weekend, Friday, June 4, to Sunday, June 6, Commercial Club, Albury.

ABBAmania Weekend celebrating the 40th anniversary of ABBA winning Eurovision: FABBA, 9pm to 1am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Calico Jack Tribute Band, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Live Music, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington

Akal and Luke, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

DJ Zuckr, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s, Albury

Davesway, former Border musician now based in the ACT, 10pm, Main Bar, Albion Hotel, Albury

Club Nation: Raw FM (87.6 FM Albury) Club Nation DJs BZ, Fleggless and Evan McMahon: electro, remixes, mash-ups and Melbourne sound, 10pm, ONE Nightclub, Albury

Refresh Your Friday: DJ spins music from the 1970s to today, 10pm, ZedBar, Albury

DJ Sedgie, 10pm, The Carriers, Wodonga

OUT OF TOWN

Trivia and ’70s and 80s’ Night, 7pm, Legends on Hansen, Corryong

Live Music, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club, Corowa

DJ Jarrod, 9pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

Andrews Sisters Show, ClubMulwala, Mulwala

Heartbeat, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

Mr McGee and the Biting Flea, Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga

ThatCo presents Murder on the Wagga Wagga Express, Wenoma Studio, Tumbarumba

SATURDAY, JULY 5

ALBURY-WODONGA

Craft Alive, 10am on, Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre, Wodonga

Gateway Ukulele Orchestra: play, drum, sing, dance, learn and laugh with the Grooveyard Hammond Combo, 10am to noon, The Jazz Basement, Wodonga

HotHouse Theatre presents Warning: Small Parts, suitable for five to 12-year-olds — ideal school holiday entertainment, 11am and 1pm, The Butter Factory Theatre, Wodonga

ABBAmania Weekend celebrating the 40th anniversary of ABBA winning Eurovision: ABBALive and Bjorn to Be Wild, 12.30pm to 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Garry O’Brien, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Rough Justice — three-piece acoustic band, 6pm to 10pm, Electra Cafe, Albury

Border Music Camp public concert featuring morning ensembles including the massed choir, 7.30pm, Alistair Todd Chapel Hall, The Scots School, Albury

A Little Bit of Shhh — a Vaudeville Bar reminiscent of times past with circus live music, sideshow, comedy and performance acts, 8pm, Albury Library Museum, Albury

Live Music, 8pm, Blazing Stump Hotel, Wodonga

ABBAmania Weekend celebrating the 40th anniversary of ABBA winning Eurovision: FABBA, 9pm to 1am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Jason Singh, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Jake Casey, 9pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, Beer Garden, Paddy’s Albury

Solace, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

Yackandandah troubadour Richard Perso. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL.

Yackandandah troubadour Richard Perso. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL.

Richard Perso, Yackandandah-based roots troubadour and Australian and overseas festival regular — vocals, guitars, didgeridoos and stompbox, 10pm, Main Bar, Albion Hotel, Albury

ONE Saturday: Biggest Saturday Night Party in town with resident and guest DJs playing commercial dance, RnB, Top 40 remixed and electro, 10pm, ONE Nightclub, Albury

DJs, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

Saturday Night Fever: Best Party Mix, 10pm, ZedBar, Albury

OUT OF TOWN

DJ PayGee — funk and nu-disco, 9pm to 11pm, Grape & Grain Bar & Wine Store, Bright

Soweto Gospel Choir, 7.30pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

Music on the Murray: Dave Daly, noon to 4pm, St Leonards Vineyard, Wahgunyah

Live Music, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club, Corowa

Top 40 DJ Night, ClubMulwala, Mulwala

Scott and Amanda, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

ThatCo presents Murder on the Wagga Wagga Express, Wenoma Studio, Tumbarumba

SUNDAY, JULY 6

ALBURY-WODONGA

A Little Bit of Shhh for Kids — circus, music and tricks, 10am, Albury Library Museum, Albury

Albury Bridal Fair, 10am to 3pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

Craft Alive, 10am on, Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre, Wodonga

Live Music, beer garden stage, 2pm, Paddy’s, Albury

Highway 31 Blues Club presents Melbourne bluesman Jerome Parli plus Penny on the Track and Times Twelve and The Highway 31 Blues Band, 3pm to 6pm, The Long Room, Albion Hotel, Albury

Benjalu, 4pm to 7pm, The Rooftop Bar, The Bended Elbow, Albury

ABBAmania Weekend celebrating the 40th anniversary of ABBA winning Eurovision: ABBASession, 5pm to 7.30pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Soweto Gospel Choir, 5pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

OUT OF TOWN

Live Music: The Rockabilly Jump Band plus open mic — singers and musos welcome, 2pm to 6.30pm (meals available), The Gerogery Hotel, Gerogery

Free Jukebox, Karaoke and Pool, 3pm on, Courthouse Hotel (The Top Pub), Corryong

Open Mic: Rudi Katterl, 2pm, Bright Brewery, Bright

Music on the Balcony: Mahogany, 11am, Beechworth Bakery, Beechworth

Open Mic (meals available), 5pm, Hotel Nicholas, Beechworth

Sunday Sessions: live music, 3pm (lunch and dinner available), Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth

Open Mic (meals available), 2pm, The Vine Hotel, Wangaratta

MONDAY, JULY 7

ALBURY-WODONGA

Sing Australia choir — connecting Australians in Singing, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Wodonga Senior Citizens Hall, Wodonga

OUT OF TOWN

Justine Clarke: I Am A … Band!, 10.30am, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

TUESDAY, JULY  8

ALBURY-WODONGA

Free Morning Show: A Blind Date with Kim Ritchie — music, comedy and laughter, 10.30am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9

ALBURY-WODONGA

Mark Haze, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Open Mic, 6pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Open Mic Night, 8pm, Albion Hotel, Albury

Killer Karaoke, 8.30pm, The Rooftop Bar, The Bended Elbow, Albury

DJ Candy B, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

Dean and Bella, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

Uni Night: DJ Franco, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

OUT OF TOWN

Mainly Music session, 10.30am to 11.30am, Baptist Church, Corryong

Irish Jam Session, 8pm, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

Rubber Soul The Beatles Show, Corowa RSL Club, Corowa

Trevor Doddridge, 6pm to 9pm, Border Bistro, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala

YOUR FREE WEEKLY ONLINE BORDER ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE: Email music, theatre, comedy, dance, market, visual arts and history listings to play@bordermail.com.au or phone (02) 6024 0548.  Listings deadline: Noon Wednesday. A fresh Border Entertainment Guide is posted at bordermail.com.au every Thursday.

Funkoars, July 14, The Man Hotel, Falls Creek; July 15, Kooroora, Mount Buller; July 17, Swindlers, Mount Hotham.

Funkoars, July 14, The Man Hotel, Falls Creek; July 15, Kooroora, Mount Buller; July 17, Swindlers, Mount Hotham.

ENTERTAINMENT: COMING UP

JULY

10

Glass Towers, Swindlers, Mount Hotham

11

Jazz Albury-Wodonga presents Hetty Kate and Band — Dim All the Lights album launch, 8pm, The Jazz Basement, Wodonga

The Tribute Show: Bonnie Gordon and Bellatrix, To Hell and Back and Powerage, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Soweto Gospel Choir, 7.30pm, Mount Beauty Community Centre, Mount Beauty

Glass Towers, The Man Hotel, Falls Creek

Pierce Brothers, Melbourne multi-instrumentalists, Hotel High Plains, Dinner Plain

12

Mike McClellan in Concert, 8pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

Sons of Motherless Goats, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Pierce Brothers, Melbourne multi-instrumentalists, The General, Mount Hotham

Wangaratta NAIDOC Week Event: contemporary music, children’s activities, traditional games, indigenous foods, Aboriginal artefacts, artworks, storytelling and the launch of a book featuring Pangerang Dreamtime stories, 10am to 1pm, GOTAFE, Docker Street, Wangaratta

Rubber Soul The Beatles Show, 9pm, Corowa RSL Club, Corowa

Take it Greasy, ClubMulwala, Mulwala

Hotel California Eagles tribute, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

13

Shaun Kirk, 3pm, Edwards Tavern, Wodonga (TBC)

Culcairn Country Music Club: Live music and walk-up artists very welcome, 1pm to 5pm, Culcairn Bowling and Recreation Club, Culcairn

Liv Cartledge, back home from Melbourne to perform, 2pm to 5pm, Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth

Mulwala Waterski Club’s Got Talent: heats, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

14

End of NAIDOC Week free community event: Live music from Aboriginal musician Bart Willoughby, free bush food, 1pm to 4pm, Community Wood Fired Oven, Hovell Tree Park, Albury

Funkoars supported by K21 and others, The Man Hotel, Falls Creek

The Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt show, 11.45am, 1pm and 3.30pm, Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga — all sold out for these shows — two more shows tomorrow

15

The Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt show, 10.30am and 1pm, Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga 

16

The Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt show, 10am, 1pm and 3pm, Albury Entertainment Centre

The Joelistics, Frying Pan Inn, Falls Creek

Funkoars supported by Vents, Briggs, K21, Kooroora, Mount Buller

17

Funkoars supported by Briggs, Vents, K21, Swindlers, Mount Hotham

GRADA: Hotel Sorrento by Hannie Rayson, 6.30pm, Benalla RSL rooms, upstairs from the Benalla Library, Benalla

18

The Sounds of The Supremes, 7.30pm, auditorium, Commercial Club, Albury

Albury Entertainment Centre 50th Anniversary Theatre Season - 2014: Circa, 7.30pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

Mick Pealing Band, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Fawlty Towers Dinnershow, ClubMulwala, Mulwala

Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers Country Halls Tour 2014 supported by Ruby Boots, Tooma Hall, Tooma

Snowwave Live Music Tour 2014: Danielle Rancie and Chris and Pete Doe with support acts Melanie Taylor, Arran Scale, Clara and Tom and Victoria and Courtney, 8pm, Range View Restauarant, Mansfield Golf Club, Mansfield

19

Ensemble Non Modo Sed Etiam (Ursula Genaehr, recorders, and Benedict Wilson, spinet and organ) with guest artist Damien Rhys Jones, violin: Trio Sonatas — duets and solos by Bach, Telemann, Sammartini, Rosier and others with guest artist Damien Rhys Jones, violin, 2.30pm, St Matthew’s Church, Albury

Albury Entertainment Centre 50th Anniversary Theatre Season – 2014: Circa, 7.30pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

The King of Pop starring TJ — Michael Jackson tribiute show, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Peppa Pig Live! — Treasure Hunt, 1pm and 3pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers Country Halls Tour 2014 supported by Ruby Boots, Rand Hall, Rand

20

Hoges: One Night Only, featuring comedian and actor Paul Hogan, 6.30pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

Gadjo Dilo: A Gypsy Night presented by the Probus Club of Howlong including a three-course buffet meal in the Windmill Restaurant, 6pm for 6.30pm start, Howlong Country Golf Club, Howlong

Tintaldra Store 150th Anniversary Celebrations, 11am, Port and Poetry Day, Tintaldra Store, Tintaldra

Ensemble Non Modo Sed Etiam (Ursula Genaehr, recorders, and Benedict Wilson, spinet and organ) with guest artist Damien Rhys Jones, violin: Trio Sonatas — duets and solos by Bach, Telemann, Sammartini, Rosier and others with guest artist Damien Rhys Jones, violin, 2.30pm, Christ Church, Beechworth

Happy Birthday Ostinato Choir, 2.30pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

Mulwala Waterski Club’s Got Talent: final, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers Country Halls Tour 2014 supported by Ruby Boots, Jugiong Hall, Jugiong

21

Bell Shakespeare presents Henry V, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

22

Free Morning Show: Hit Parade with Glenn Starr, 10.30am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Hoges: One Night Only, featuring comedian and actor Paul Hogan, 6.30pm, Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga

23

Bell Shakespeare presents Henry V, Wagga Civic Theatre

24

Sneaky Sound System, Swindlers, Mount Hotham

Mozart’s The Magic Flute, 7.30pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

25

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound begins: dance competition, Albury Entertainment Centre

Archie Roach, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Lior — salon-style concert, 8pm, The Cube Wodonga

Arts Yackandandah and the Albury-Wodonga Theatre Company present Liz McBarron’s One Woman Show, 8pm, Yackandandah

Benalla Theatre Company: The Pajama Game, 8pm, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre, Benalla

BABBA, ClubMulwala, Mulwala

26

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: dance competition, Albury Entertainment Centre

A Taste of Tamworth: Carter & Carter, Paul Costa and Bob Corbett, 7.30pm, auditorium, Commercial Club, Albury

Hotel California — Eagles tribute, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Benalla Theatre Company: The Pajama Game, 8pm, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre, Benalla

Jade Gibson, Wangaratta Club, Wangaratta

Tina — Simply the Best, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

27

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: dance competition, Albury Entertainment Centre

Benalla Theatre Company: The Pajama Game, 2pm, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre, Benalla

A Taste of Tamworth: Carter & Carter, Paul Costa and Bob Corbett, ClubMulwala, Mulwala

28

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: dance competition, Albury Entertainment Centre

29

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: dance competition, Albury Entertainment Centre

30

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: dance and music competitions, Albury Entertainment Centre

The Gruffalo, 11.30am and 6pm, The Cube Wodonga

31

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: dance and music competitions, Albury Entertainment Centre

Members’ Day Luncheon: Mr Showman Rodney Vincent, doors open 10.45am, hot and cold buffet luncheon noon, Commercial Club, Albury

AUGUST

1

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: dance and music competitions, Albury Entertainment Centre

Albury-Wodonga Theatre Company presents Liz McBarron’s One Woman Show, Albury-Wodonga Theatre Company, Olive Street, South Albury

Benalla Theatre Company: The Pajama Game, 8pm, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre, Benalla

Illy, The Man Hotel, Falls Creek

2

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: dance and music competitions, Albury Entertainment Centre

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience — dinner and show (18+), 6.30pm, auditorium, Commercial Club, Albury

Albury-Wodonga Theatre Company presents Liz McBarron’s One Woman Show, Albury-Wodonga Theatre Company, Olive Street, South Albury

Buddy the Concert with Scott “Buddy” Cameron, 8pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

Benalla Theatre Company: The Pajama Game, 2pm and 8pm, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre, Benalla

Music on the Murray: Benny Walker, noon to 4pm, St Leonards Vineyard, Wahgunyah

All Saints Brigadoon Ball 2014, 7pm, All Saints Estate, Wahgunyah

Andrew Wishart Band, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

3

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: dance and music competitions, Albury Entertainment Centre

Highway 31 Blues Club presents the Highway 31 Blues Band and guest blues and roots artists, 3pm, The Long Room, The Albion Hotel, Albury

Friends of the Benalla Art Gallery present Michael Johnson, harp, and Matthew Arnold, violin and viola, 2.30pm, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla

4

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: primary bands, The Cube Wodong

5

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: secondary bands, The Cube Wodonga

Free Morning Show: Dee Donavan — The Silver Baron, 10.30am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

One Point 618 Dance Company: Involuntary, 7.30pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

6

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: primary choirs, speech and drama, debating (year 7), Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

7

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: speech and drama, debating (year 8), Albury Entertainment Centre

8

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: speech and drama, debating (year 9), Albury Entertainment Centre

FReeZA Push Start Wodonga Battle of the Bands, 6pm to 11.30pm (doors close 8.45pm), The Cube Wodonga

Albury Entertainment Centre 50th Anniversary Theatre Season - 2014: Henry V, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

Albury-Wodonga Theatre Company presents Liz McBarron’s One Woman Show, Albury-Wodonga Theatre Company, South Albury

Pseudo Echo, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Bliss N Eso, Falls Creek

Ned Kelly Weekend, Beechworth

Line Dancing Weekend, Corowa

9

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound: speech and drama, Albury Entertainment Centre

Comedian Col Elliott

Comedian Col Elliott

Col Elliott: Australia’s Resident Madman, 7.30pm, auditorium, Commercial Club, Albury

Jade Gibson, Albion Hotel, Albury

Pseudo Echo, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Howlong Public School Harvest Dinner including live entertainment, 6.30pm, Howlong Country Golf Club, Howlong

Ned Kelly Weekend, Beechworth

Seraphim Trio Kind Cuts for Kids fund-raiser concert, 8pm, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wangaratta

Darren Percival: Lovelife, 8pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

Line Dancing Weekend, Corowa

Matchbox 20 tribute, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

10

Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod Festival of Sight and Sound — final day: highland dance, speech and drama, Albury Entertainment Centre

Culcairn Country Music Club: Live music and walk-up artists very welcome, 1pm to 5pm, Culcairn Bowling and Recreation Club, Culcairn

Ned Kelly Weekend, Beechworth

Line Dancing Weekend, Corowa

: Email details to: play@bordermail.com.au. Listings deadline: Noon Wednesday. A fresh Border Entertainment Guide is posted every Thursday at bordermail.com.au. Remember, market dates can sometimes change.

ENTERTAINMENT COMING UP: Email details to: play@bordermail.com.au. Listings deadline: Noon Wednesday. A fresh Border Entertainment Guide is posted every Thursday at bordermail.com.au. 

Beechworth Farmers’ Market, 9am to noon Saturday, July 5, Christ Church on the Hill, Beechworth.

Beechworth Farmers’ Market, 9am to noon Saturday, July 5, Christ Church on the Hill, Beechworth.

MARKETS: THIS WEEK

SATURDAY, JULY 5

MOUNT BEAUTY COMMUNITY MARKET

9am to 2pm, Hollonds Street, next to the Mount Beauty Community Centre, Mount Beauty

BEECHWORTH FARMERS’ MARKET

9am to noon, Christ Church on the Hill, Ford Street, Beechworth

MANSFIELD PRODUCE SWAP

10am to noon, Snowgum Nursery, Mansfield

TATONG VILLAGE MARKET

8am to 1pm, grounds of the Tatong Tavern

WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET

9am to 3pm, Pfeiffer Wines, Wahgunyah

FINLEY FARMERS’ MARKET

8am to noon, Wheels of Prosperity Park, Finley Lake, Finley

SUNDAY, JULY 6

ALBURY-WODONGA COMMUNITY MARKET

8am to noon, Wilson Street Carpark, Wilson Street, Albury

MILAWA PRODUCERS’ MARKET

9am to 2pm, Milawa Crossroads, Milawa

WANGARATTA TRASH AND TREASURE MARKET

8am to 1pm, Wareena Park Swimming Pool carpark, Wangaratta

COROWA FEDERATION VARIETY MARKET

8am to 1pm, Bangerang Park, Corowa

MARKETS: Email details to play@bordermail.com.au. Listings deadline: Noon Wednesday. A fresh Border Entertainment Guide is posted every Thursday at bordermail.com.au. 

Paste-Up Pop-Up exhibition, until July 25, Arts Space Wodonga. Picture: TARA GOONAN.

Paste-Up Pop-Up exhibition, until July 25, Arts Space Wodonga. Picture: TARA GOONAN.

VISUAL ARTS

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

EXPERIMENTA SPEAK TO ME

UNTIL JULY 13

Australia’s leading media art organisation brings another interactive and fun exhibition to town. Presented by Experimenta, the Experimenta Speak to Me 5th International Biennial of Media Art is an invitation to consider what it means, at this time, to be together. As the capacity for connectedness is integrated more into our lives, it affects our daily actions and the way we communicate. In a rapidly changing technological field, it is timely to consider these new relationships- to the world, technology and each other. What does this connectedness now offer us? Experimenta Speak to Me is a dynamic showcase of emerging and experimental artworks by leading media artists from Australia and around the world. Visitors to Experimenta Speak to Me can expect to see a range of artworks from thoughtful and contemplative screen-based works, to charming and elaborate installations, projections and robots as well as a number of new Experimenta Commissions.

ALBURY ART GALLERY

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

REOPENING JUNE 2015

After 32 years, the Albury Art Gallery has temporarily closed its doors to make way for a $10.5 million redevelopment. For more information about the gallery’s history, and its future, go to alburycity.nsw.gov.au/leisure-and-culture/albury-regional-art-gallery/redevelopment-plans.

ARTS SPACE WODONGA

PASTE-UP POP-UP EXHIBITION

UNTIL JULY 25

Paste-Up Pop-Up is an exhibition of new and current street art practices explored by Wodonga’s young people. Stencils, paste-ups and exploratory street art techniques have and will be created through several street art workshop sessions. Arts Space Wodonga will transform as an urban landscape displaying not only the talent of the participants, but also the endless possibilities of this exciting art practice. Free entry. Phone (02) 6022 9600. Paste Up Pop Up workshops 10am to noon July 3, 4, 10 and 11.

GIGS ART GALLERY, WODONGA

MOTHER EARTH

UNTIL JULY 13

“Life is a breathing in and a breathing out,” says artist Sari Cecilia of her new woodwork and limestone sculpture exhibition. “The forms I create are deliberately simple, as simple as a breath of air. I am fascinated by the purity of simplicity in forms which are so perfectly beautiful and whole, like wood and stone. Mother Nature provides me with endless entertainment — of form, line, shape and colour.” GIGS Art Gallery is in Gateway Village, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga. For more information, phone (02) 6021 3073 or see gigs.org.au.

GALLERY GARDEN CAFE, WODONGA PLANT FARM

DYNAMIC ACRYLICS

FROM JULY 2 TO AUGUST 5

See the Albury-Wodonga Artists Society’s Dynamic Acrylics exhibition at the Wodonga Plant Farm Garden Gallery Cafe, corner Beechworth and Huon Creek roads, Wodonga. You can see the exhibition during business hours.

THE PAINTBOX STUDIO/GALLERY, WODONGA

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

JULY 4 TO AUGUST 3

Paintings by local artists featuring local landmarks, views and local icons are all part of this Albury-Wodonga Artists Society Local Knowledge exhibition. The Paintbox Studio/Gallery is in Gateway Village, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga. Open daily, except Mondays, from 10am to 3pm.

JINDERA PIONEER MUSEUM

JINDERA HISTORY

OPEN OCTOBER TO APRIL

The first German settlers arrived in the Jindera area in 1867, having trekked from Adelaide in horse drawn wagons. Before they arrived, probably in the 1840s, a small wattle and daub hut was built just off the main track through town. This hut still stands at the site of the Jindera Pioneer Museum, and probably is the oldest remaining cottage or house in the Albury District. In 1874 Mr Johann Rosler and Mr Peter Wagner built a store and three room residence on this same sight. It became known as Wagner’s Store. Formed in 1967, the Jindera Pioneer and Historical Society purchased  Wagner’s Store, the residence, and the grounds around the wattle and daub hut, and restored them to their original condition. It IS filled will all kinds of  articles — furniture, household goods and machinery, gathered into an original and historic setting of old world architecture  and charm. Wander through the fully furnished general store and residence and down to the Pioneer Slab Hut and the original wattle and daub cottage, and then on to the huge machinery shed with its large collection of farm machinery and equipment. The museum is in Urana Street, Jindera. For more information go to jinderapioneermuseum.org.au. Open daily, 10am to 4pm, October to April. 

SPIRITUS GALLERY, YACKANDANDAH

“…FROM LITTLE THINGS”

UNTIL JULY 14

A new exhibition of works by emerging North East artist Catherine Stewart featuring beautiful bird life, diverse landscapes and still life studies, which demonstrate her love of Australian rural themes and are depicted in a unique contemporary style. Spiritus Gallery is at 2 High Street, Yackandandah. Phone (02) 6027 1797. Opening hours: 10am to 4.30pm Wednesday to Saturday.

THE GALLERY STUDIO, CHILTERN

LOCAL ARTWORKS

OPEN DAILY EXCEPT TUESDAYS AND MOST SATURDAYS

Works by Meaghan Louise and local and regional artists, with an eclectic mix of quirky handmade gifts, garden art sculptures, unique glass art and jewellery. The Gallery Studio and Craft Room is at 19-21 Conness Street, Chiltern and is open from 10am to 4pm.

KHANCOBAN ARTISAN GALLERY AND WORKSHOP

OPEN DAILY

ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION AND SALE

OPEN DAILY

Local artists and craft people are invited to display and sell their creations in this new gallery, which can be found in the Khancoban General Store. The workshop is opposite, on the Community Technology Centre. Twenty per cent of sales will fund local events programs. To find out more phone Ann-Maree de Wit on (02) 6076 9099 or email her at annalby57@gmail.com or phone Louise Werrett on (02) 6076 9408. Open daily.

MOUNTAIN CREEK ARTWORKS, TAWONGA

WORKS BY BARBEL ULLRICH

FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH OR BY APPOINTMENT

Visit the studio of artist and GOTAFE Wangaratta printmaking teacher Barbel Ullrich at 1002 Mountain Creek Road, Tawonga to see her collection of art works inspired by the local environment. Her creations are mostly collagraphs in mixed media using natural objects such as ferns and leaves, paint and printing. Collagraphy is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate (an underlying substance or layer). The word is derived from the Greek word koll or kolla, meaning glue and graph, meaning the activity of drawing. Phone 0408 466 790 for more information.

BRIGHT ART GALLERY

ALPINE HEARTLAND

UNTIL JULY 27

Alpine Heartland is a collection of 70 paintings by artist Tom Lawler, the product of 25 years of creative endeavour. It showcases Mr Lawler’s passion for the landscapes of the North East. Mr Lawler will unveil the reworked Buckland Valley Scrolls at the exhibition’s official opening at 2pm on Saturday, July 5. The original scrolls were destroyed in a fire in 1999. Th4e exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

OLD SCHOOL HOUSE GALLERY, BEECHWORTH

WORKS BY LOCAL ARTISANS

OPEN DAILY

North East painters, jewellery makers, textile artists, woodworkers, glass artists and more display their works in the 1863 building that once housed a school. 1 Loch Street. Open 10am to 4pm daily. Visit oldschoolhousegallery.biz.

WANGARATTA ART GALLERY

PETITE: MINIATURE TEXTILES

UNTIL JULY 27

PETITE: Miniature Textiles is a biennial exhibition held by the Wangaratta Art Gallery that is growing in stature and prestige. From over 200 entries, 116 works by 97 artists from across the country have been selected for this fourth PETITE exhibition, which showcases the diversity of approach in textile artistry. Tapestry weaving, lace, sculpture, applique, assemblage, embroidery, felting, basketry and dyeing. These techniques are used to create works that are not only decorative but often tackle deep and meaningful themes and concepts. The only stipulation for entrants is size which is limited to a maximum 30cm in any direction. The beauty of the landscape and the fragile nature of our environment provide inspiration for many of the artists such as June Brown with her textile book Why I Love Eucalypt Trees, Deborah McArdle’s sculptural work Marking Winter and Julie Paul’s woven tapestry Costal Weavings Series. The fragility of human life and remembrance has been explored in a very poignant work by John Parkes: Sample (dead two years now) a work using cotton cloth from his late father’s shirt and shorts. An Art Lovers Talk to complement the exhibition will be presented at 10am on Wednesday, July 16 at 10am. Bookings essential — phone (03) 5722 0761.

DANA HARRIS:  WANGARATTA PROJECT

UNTIL JULY 21

Head along to the Wangaratta Gallery and be inspired by Dana Harris and her work. Her practice is project-based, making site-specific work that articulates particular, often unobserved aspects that are revealed after investigation. In Wangaratta Project, Harris says she “uses a variety of materials to express and expose both the appearance and experience that Wangaratta contains.” Entry: gold coin donation.

ST BERNARD’S PRIMARY SCHOOL, WANGARATTA

STRICTLY QUILTS

JULY 4 TO 13

A combined display of quilts from the quilters of Wangaratta featuring a challenge entitled “Inspirations of the Rural City of Wangaratta”, plus a display by celebrity guest quilter Linden Lancaster, of Picola. Phone Frances Salathiel on (03) 5721 2598 or Kerrith Bell on (03) 5721 3510 for more information. Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Entry $3 and raffles.

BAINZ GALLERY, WANGARATTA LIBRARY

THE 40 YEARS STITCH

UNTIL JULY 12

A retrospective exhibition celebrating 40 years of embroidery showcasing 40 works of traditional and contemporary embroidery by members of the Embroiderers Guild Victoria, North East Branch. The exhibition includes works created at the branch’s very first class, in 1974. The group is also holding free embroidery lessons — phone (03) 5721 3256 for details of class times and to book.

WANGARATTA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE FOYER

TEXTILES FROM THE WANGARATTA ART GALLERY COLLECTION

UNTIL JULY 29

A collection of pieces the Wangaratta Art Gallery has purchased over many years. For more information, phone (03) 5722 0761. Entry: Gold coin donation.

WANGARATTA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE EXHIBITION SPACE

DAYDREAMS BY THE RIVER

UNTIL JULY 30

Venue: Exhibition Space, Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre, Murphy Street, Wangaratta

This body of work comprising 10 lakescapes and 10 contemporary textile pieces is based on a reflection of two years studying textiles in South Australia under teachers Julia Morris, Suzzane Gummow and Cathy Boniciolli and workshops with textile tutors Jane Callender and Carol Wilkes. The lakescapes are interpretations of Ricci Simone’s photographs of Lake Mulwala and the Murray River. Sunsets over the lake are calming and inspiring. These 10 lakescapes are painted on hand-dyed raw silk and embellished with hand stitch beading and applique. The 10 contemporary works show a vast repertoire of textile techniques such as printing, hand stitch, foiling, machine embroidery, applique and multiple layering techniques. Free entry. Open 5.30pm to 7.30pm. The Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre is at 100 Murphy Street, Wangaratta.

10 TO 4 GALLERY, GLENROWAN

LOCAL ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE

OPEN DAILY

Enjoy a diverse variety of textiles and wood, iron and other handcrafted items created by local artists and craftspeople. The gallery is at 32 Gladstone Street, Glenrowan and is open from 10am to 4pm.

BENALLA ART GALLERY

MIGRANT ARTISTS TO AUSTRALIA

JULY 4 TO SEPTEMBER 28

Australia was a destination for settlement in the early 1800s and migration continues to this day. The artists who came to this continent have contributed in many ways to the education and development of the diverse cultural styles of Australian visual arts. This exhibition is a selection of artworks by migrant artists in the Benalla Art Gallery collection from the early colonial period through to the present day. The sample of images reflects the changes that have influenced Australian art over the past two centuries.

NEW ORDER

UNTIL AUGUST 24

Louise Paramor is one of Australia’s most well recOGnised and celebrated sculptors and is widely known for her creative vision for residual and ephemeral materials. She was recipient of the prestigious McClelland Sculpture and Survey Award in 2010 and in 2012 her monumental sculpture ‘Panorama Station’ was commissioned for the Peninsula Link Freeway. Paramor works with found objects and plastics that are especially tactile and often striking in colour – characteristics that, not surprisingly, evoke an irresistible sense of whimsy and play. This exhibition showcases a selection of consumer-based plastic sculptural works, collage and abstract paintings on glass that challenge traditional readings of contemporary detritus in a fun and lurid way. There is also a serious side to Paramor’s practice and the significance and indeed resonance of her artwork can be found within religion, architecture, modern day urban life and today’s heavily consumerist culture. “I really enjoy experimenting with colour and abstraction ... and inspired by the very substance of paint itself … I have become more interested in the principles of modernist abstract sculpture and painting, and the cliches thereof, which in turn, informs my approach to the genre,” Paramore says.

SWANPOOL AND DISTRICT MEMORIAL HALL, SWANPOOL

21ST BALD ARCHY EXHIBITION

JULY 5 TO 20

The hall is at 2386 Midland Highway (B300), Swanpool. It is the only showing of the exhibition in Victoria. For more information and group bookings phone (03) 5768 2400.

PFEIFFER WINES, WAHGUNYAH

PFEIFFER WINES PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

UNTIL JULY 31

Celebrate the works of some of the “pfinest” photographers in our region when they showcase their “pfabulous” photographic pieces within our historic cellar door. Visitors are also invited to participate in the People’s Choice Award by voting for their “pfavourite” photograph.  Entry is free and all original pieces will be for sale.

GALLERY 294, COROWA

COROWA AND DISTRICT ARTISTS’ WORKS

DAILY

Gallery 294 contains a wide range of arts and crafts of a very high standard. The work is by the talented artists and craftspeople of Corowa and the surrounding region with works representing a diverse range of media. The gallery is at 294 Honour Avenue (the Albury road), Corowa, and is open daily from 9am to 4pm. For more information, visit gallery294.org.au or phone (02) 6033 5086.

COROWA SHIRE ART SPACE

COROWA COLLECTION

OPEN DAILY

The Corowa Collection showcases the prize winners in all sections of the annual Federation Art Show that have been acquired by the Federation Art Show Committee and held in trust by Corowa Council for the past 14 years. This is the first time that these art works have been displayed together as a collection and for many of these works it is the first time they have been on public display. The gallery is open 11am to 4pm weekdays, 11am to 3pm Saturdays and 11am to 1pm Sundays.

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Building Foundations: Building Plans from the Logan and FA Stow Collection, until August 8, Albury Library Museum. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK.

Building Foundations: Building Plans from the Logan and FA Stow Collection, until August 8, Albury Library Museum. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK.

HISTORY

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

BUILDING FOUNDATIONS: BUILDING PLANS FROM THE LOGAN AND FA STOW COLLECTION

UNTIL AUGUST 8

This display of Stuart Logan and Alan Stow’s building plans and documents hark back to an era when plans were drawn by hand with colour and flair. Come and see the original drawings of many buildings still standing in Albury and district — building plans and documents drawn and coloured by hand. The Logan business closed around 1980 and Albury Library Museum was the recipient of tools and house plans, donated by the family. The Stow Collection, also donated to the Library Museum by Mr Stow’s family, helps chart the built environment of Albury and districts. Richard Lee’s book about Logans and our built environment will be launched at the official opening. Free entry.

WIRADJURI TALKBACK

ONGOING

Wiradjuri Talkback is a celebration of the perspectives and traditional knowledge of the Albury-Wodonga region's Aboriginal people, showcasing a powerful and thought-provoking blend of traditional and contemporary elements illustrating the rich cultural traditions of Wiradjuri country. Alongside traditional Riverina bark paintings and tools are sketches by 19th century Aboriginal artist Tommy McRae, a local identity famed for his depictions of traditional Aboriginal life.

LAVINGTON LIBRARY

FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS

JULY 4 TO SEPTEMBER 6

Held annually from 1951-1972, the Floral Festival was a highlight on the cities calendar of events. Many local people and organisations were involved, including North Albury and Lavington organisations that raised money for their area through queen competitions and fund-raising events. This colourful exhibition presents a focus on Lavington and North Albury Floral Festival participants, celebrated through a collection of Floral Festival costumes, memorabilia and numerous engaging photographs. Lavington Library is on the ground floor of the Northpoint Tower building, Griffith Road, Lavington. Phone (02) 6043 5645.

WODONGA HISTORICAL SOCIETY DISPLAY ROOM

WODONGA’S HISTORY ON DISPLAY

The society’s members collect and conserve items and information that tell the story of the birth and growth of Wodonga and environs. To view the collection, visit the society’s display room at 19 South Street, Wodonga, between 1pm and 4pm on the first Sunday of every month. Everyone is welcome. For more information phone (02) 6024 1606, email historywodonga@primus.com.au or visit www.historywodonga.org.au.

ARMY MUSEUM BANDIANA

EXTENSIVE MILITARY DISPLAY

MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS

The Army Museum Bandiana is among Australia’s best army museums where 190 army vehicles, dozens of field guns, weapons, uniforms, medals and items dating back as far as the 18th century are displayed in about 5000 square metres of display space. The museum is at the Gaza Ridge Barracks, Anderson Road, Bandiana, just out of Wodonga. Open 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Saturday but not on New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day or from December 24 to 28. Phone (02) 6055 2525. 

YACKANDANDAH MUSEUM

DISPLAYS FROM YACKANDANDAH’S PAST

OPEN VARIOUS TIMES (SEE BELOW)

The museum is housed in the Bank of Victoria building, 21 High Street, Yackandandah. Building began in 1860. The cottage at the rear was an original street building of the 1850s. Banking ceased in 1893. Thereafter Thomas Haig, tailor, and his family, worked and lived in the building until 1969. The collection held by the Yackandandah and District Historical Society, which is based at the museum, is a large and comprehensive collection of the many stories of this district, held in photographs, images, objects, registers, documents, letters, textiles, digital forms and research material.  It is almost fully catalogued on a specific cataloguing data base, much of it is also either digitally scanned or photographed. It is always a work-in-progress, receiving deposits, creating material or updating processes. Extensions to the purpose-built storage have added necessary storage space to a building originally built in 1996.  This collection is used for rotation of displays, our own publications, research and display, as well as outside requests for research, copies or access to material. Specific requests must be made by appointment to allow for retrieval or collation of material. The museum is open during Victorian school holidays and public holidays daily from 11am to 4pm and throughout the school term Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm or by appointment. For more information phone (02) 6027 0627 or go to yackandandahmuseum.wordpress.com/.

CHILTERN ATHENAEUM MUSEUM

CHILTERN HISTORY

OPEN MOST DAYS

The present brick building was erected in 1866, replacing an earlier timber construction, and used as Council Chambers, Town Hall and Library/Reading Rooms. When the Library was relocated in 1970 many old books remained in the present building forming an interesting collection of Goldfields reading matter in the original setting. About this time the Chiltern Athenaeum Museum was formed by enthusiastic members of the public who operate the museum on a volunteer basis. See a collection of novels and publications by local authors: Henry Handel Richardson, who penned, amongst other stories, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony and The Getting of Wisdom; Mary Gaunt, daughter of Judge Gaunt, goldfields magistrate, who wrote Kirkham’s Find and several travel tales; and Wilfred Busse whose History of Chiltern gives a wonderful insight into the development of our areas. There’s also a display of memorabilia relating to Chiltern-born Sir John “Black Jack” McEwen, who became Prime Minister after the disappearance of Harold Holt and a series of paintings by Alfred William Eustace, a self-taught artist and poet, who came to this area in 1852 and was employed as a shepherd on the Eldorado Run. A First World War honour roll is a dominating feature of the Chiltern Athenaeum and forms the central point of an ongoing collection of photographs, profiles, medals, certificates and other memorabilia relating to Chiltern and district people who served in both World Wars. The Museum also houses photographic displays and an outdoor exhibition featuring our mining and agricultural past and long with microfilm of the local newspaper The Federal Standard (1859 – 1970), an extensive collection of local family histories and community records enable the volunteers to carry out family and historic research. Open 10am to 4pm most days and other times by appointment — phone (03) 5726 1280. The museum is at 57 Conness Street, Chiltern. Go to chilternathenaeum.com.au for more information.

STATION HOUSE MUSEUM, CULCAIRN

CULCAIRN AND RAILWAY HISTORY

OPEN SATURDAYS OR BY APPOINTMENT

Home to 17 stationmasters and their families from 1883-1979, the Station House is a tangible reminder of the great railway expansion of the last century. For more than a century, Station House has dominated the railway scene in Culcairn. Together with the historic Culcairn Railway Station, the complex reflects the significance of Culcairn as a major rail junction of the steam era. Culcairn is now serviced by XPT trains daily. Station House has been faithfully restored and was the winner of the 1994 Tidy Towns Award for Cultural and Heritage Protection. The two-storey brick building with its beautiful wrought iron and stairway together with the original floors and ceilings, is one of the best examples of a building of its type in Australia. Station House is being refurbished with pieces from the period 1880 to 1890. Early railway memorabilia is also on display. Open 10am to 4pm Saturdays or on other days by appointment. Admission by donation. For information and bookings phone Valda Hensel on (02) 6029 8486.

DALES CELLAR MINI MUSEUM, HENTY

TRASH AND TREASURE MEMORABLILIA

PHONE FOR OPENING HOURS

Dales Cellar Mini Museum is a collection of trash and treasure memorabilia of the past including Henty’s Manual Telephone Exchange, the first “ambulance” — a two wheeled stretcher, cash registers, jugs, irons, toasters, radios and much more. The museum is located in the cellar beneath Dales IGA Supermarket. Free entry but donations are welcome to help preserve the past. The supermarket and museum is at 9 Sladen Street, Henty. Phone: (02) 6929 3302.

HENTY OBSERVER PRINTING MUSEUM, HENTY

NEWSPAPER HISTORY

PHONE FOR OPENING HOURS

The Henty Observer Printing Museum is housed in the original 1934 brick building of The Observer newspaper. Visitors can observe how the newspapers of yesteryear were printed and how much printing has changed since then. The museum is home to a variety of Platen machines, some pre-1900, one of the original Wharfedale printing machines of 1907, a large Miehle auto printer, linotype machines, newspaper folding machines, a guillotine and other printing memorabilia of historical interest. Free entry but donations are welcome to help preserve the past. The museum is behind Dales IGA Supermarket, 9 Sladen Street, Henty. Phone: (02) 6929 3302.

WOOLPACK INN MUSEUM, HOLBROOK

HOLBROOK’S HISTORICAL TREASURES

OPEN DAILY*

This large, unique and varied display of historical treasures includes the best collection of submarine artefacts in Australia. There’s also an exhibition on the Holbrook bypass. The Woolpack Inn Museum is a two-storey heritage listed historic building located in the main street of Holbrook. The original Woolpack Inn was opened in 1839 by John Mitten and continued trading until it was destroyed by fire in 1895. All of the items on display have been donated by local residents over many years and now fill 22 rooms,  depicting life in the 19th century include bedrooms, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, pantry and laundry, along with a number of other rooms filled with interesting items from bygone years. Relocated and erected in the grounds is a drop slab school house, built in about 1872, a replica of the old Holbrook bakery, a blacksmith’s shop and a large collection of old machinery, wagons and coaches. The museum is at 83 Albury Street, Holbrook. Phone: (02) 6036 2131 or go to woolpackinn.com.au for more information. The Museum is open daily from 9.30am to 4pm at a cost of $5 per head for adults, $3 concession and $1 for children. *Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday. Catering for morning or afternoon tea or light lunch for groups of 20 or more by arrangement.

TALLANGATTA MUSEUM

HISTORICAL TALLANGATTA

PHONE FOR OPENING TIMES

The Tallangatta and Districts Heritage Group Museum is at 75 Towong Street, Tallangatta. The group operates the museum and a shop on a voluntary basis and collects, preserves and records the history of Tallangatta district. Phone (02) 6071 2227 for more information and details of opening times.

MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER MUSEUM AND RILEY’S VILLAGE, CORRYONG

LIVE THE LEGEND

OPEN DAILY

This diverse and colourful exhibition celebrates the history of the Upper Murray and its people. Learn about the legend of Jack Riley. Open 10am to 4pm, September to May and 11am to 3pm, June to August. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. The Man from Snowy River Museum and Riley’s Village is at 103 Hansen Street, Corryong. For more information, visit manfromsnowyrivermuseum.com. Phone (02) 6076 2600.

MOUNT BEAUTY VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

OPEN DAY

JULY 6

The Kiewa Valley Historical Society open day will feature the historic Halford truck recently acquired by the society, a screening of the DVD The Savoy Ladies Group about the difficulties faces by post-war Italian migrant women migrants plus the society’s latest exhibition, Farming in the Kiewa Valley. The Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre is at 31 Bogong High Plains Road, Mount Beauty. Phone (03) 5755 0596 for more information.

KIEWA VALLEY HERITAGE

OPEN DAILY

The Kiewa Valley Historical Society aims to preserve and conserve the history and heritage that is unique to the Kiewa Valley and surrounding Bogong High Plains situated in North East Victoria. Through the use of permanent, and temporary exhibitions, information walls, a photo gallery, a diarama of the Bogong High Plains, a model hydro system, and two DVD screens we show the area’s history and highlights, that tell our social history, natural science areas and technological developments. The collection has many items that show the social history of how the first settlers of the Kiewa Valley and Mount Beauty lived, worked and socialised. Photos, books, farming equipment, hospital equipment, technological equipment from the Kiewa Hydro Scheme, household items, plus oral histories, and genealogy records and books. Open 9am to 5pm daily. The society is at the Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre, 31 Bogong High Plains Road, Mount Beauty. Phone (03) 5755 0596 for more information.

HARRIETVILLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM

HISTORICAL GEMS

OPEN SUMMER PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND WEEKEND AFTERNOONS OR BY APPOINTMENT

One of the towns few surviving miner’s cottages has been relocated and lovingly restored with a new museum added on behind. You can’t miss it, with the enormous Tronoh dredge bucket and a four-headed gold mining battery out front. Learn about the early gold mining days, mountain cattlemen, ski pioneers, St Bernards’s Hospice, the building of the Hotham Road constructed completely using hand tools in the 1860s as well as the wonderful array of colourful characters who have played a part in Harrietville amnd district’s past. The display includes original home-made horse snowshoes used for hauling supplies up to Mount Hotham and hand-carved artefacts from the town’s old Chinese Joss House.  Catch a glimpse of what daily life was like in Harrietville 100 years ago as you wander through the miner’s cottage. The museum is open on public holidays and weekend afternoons in summer or otherwise by arrangement with curator Kaye Purdon. Phone her on (03) 5759 2797. The museum is located in Athenaeum Reserve on the Great Alpine Road in Harrietville next to the Harrietville General Store. Entry is by gold coin donation and groups are welcome.

BRIGHT MUSEUM

HISTORIC BRIGHT

OPEN VARIOUS TIMES AND BY APPOINTMENT

The Bright and District Historical Society welcomes you the heritage-listed former Bright Railway Station, now the Bright Museum, which features rolling stock typical of that used on the old Ovens Valley Railway. The museum covers railway history, gold mining history and also the social history of the area with local family histories and a photographic collection. A large number of Chinese miners worked in the goldfields and the museum has a reconstructed Chinese Joss House based on one destroyed in the Buckland Valley and has a diverse collection of artefacts from Chinese miners. The museum is open from 2pm to 4pm every Sunday afternoon except from mid-June to early September. During the summer, Easter and September school holidays and festivals the museum is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons. The museum can also be opened at other times by prior arrangement by phoning the society’s secretary on (03) 5755 1949.

MYRTLEFORD OLD SCHOOL MUSEUM

MYRTLEFORD’S PAST

OPEN SUNDAYS MAY TO SEPTEMBER OR BY APPOINTMENT

Displays include old school room, 1930's kitchen and living room, gold mining equipment, barber shop and tobacconist cabinets, newspaper printing machinery, horse-drawn agricultural machinery, farming equipment, bottle collection, military photographs and memorabilia, and sporting trophies. Genealogical research is also available with many photographs and records of historical significance including district scenery, local industries, people and events. Open 2pm to 5pm Sunday, September to May or other times by appointment. Phone (03) 5727 1417 or (03) 5752 1963 for more information.

BURKE MUSEUM, BEECHWORTH

BEECHWORTH HISTORY

OPEN DAILY*

Originally built as the Beechworth Athenaeum in 1857, The Burke Museum is one of Australia’s oldest museums and is considered a “Museum of Museums” with its significant collections from the 1800s and contemporary internally produced and touring exhibitions. Following the death of Beechworth's former Superintendent of Police, Robert O'Hara Burke (of Burke and Wills fame) at Coopers Creek in 1861, the Athenaeum was renamed in his honour as The Robert O’Hara Burke Memorial Museum. Highlights include the RE Johns Aboriginal, Chinese and Natural History collections, The Ned Kelly Story including the Burke Museum Ned Kelly Collection plus The Street of Shops, a 19th century recreation of a Beechworth streetscape. Beechworth and the Ned Kelly story are inextricably linked. All four members of the Kelly Gang spent time in Beechworth Prison. Ned appeared in the Beechworth Courthouse on August 6, 1880 on a charge of murder. Kelly’s mother Ellen also appeared in the Beechworth Courthouse and was held in the Beechworth Prison for a short time. The Burke Museum is in Loch Street, Beechworth. Phone (03) 5728 8067 or go to burkemuseum.com.au for more information. *The museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) except on Christmas Day.

ELDORADO MUSEUM

TIMES PAST

PHONE FOR OPENING HOURS

The Eldorado Museum holds a collection that reflects the life and times of the region from 1850 to 1950. The displays cover mining, farming and social history of Eldorado and surrounds and is housed in the old school building as well as in outside displays. The Eldorado Museum offers you an opportunity to step back in time and view life as it was from the time of the discovery of gold. The museum is at 136 Main Street, Eldorado, Phone (03) 5725 1542 for more information.

WANGARATTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

WANGARATTA AND NORTH EAST HISTORIC COLLECTION

OPEN SUNDAYS, TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS

The museum is operated by the Wangaratta Historical Society and is housed in the former Wangaratta Fire Station building in Ford Street. The collection features smaller items of historical significance — household, commercial, industrial, agricultural, military and more — from the Wangaratta district. There is also a collection of about 10,000 historic and recent photographs from the North East plus a collection of more than 3000 glass plate negatives taken by a former Wangaratta photographer. The lower floor of the museum comprises two display rooms and a research room while upstairs these is a storage area — approximately 160 square metres of floor space in all. In addition there are a number of items on display in the cellar of the historic Vine Hotel at North Wangaratta. For more information about the society and its museum, go to wanghistsoc.org.au. The museum is open 2pm to 5pm on Sundays and 9am to noon on Tuesdays and Fridays.

NED KELLY MEMORIAL MUSEUM, GLENROWAN

KELLY COUNTRY HISTORY

The museum can be found at 35 Gladstone Street, Glenrowan. Phone (03) 5766 2448 for more information.

BLACKSMITH SHOP AND MUSEUM, GLENROWAN

OPEN DAILY

FARM MACHINERY FROM THE PAST

Authentic operating blacksmith shop featuring Kelly Gang souvenirs and practical items. The museum’s focus is farm machinery from the past that has been gathered locally. The museum and shop is in Seige Street, Glenrowan.

GLENROWAN COBB & CO MUSEUM, GLENROWAN

TRANSPORT AND KELLY HISTORY

OPEN DAILY

Explore the large underground cellar museum specialising in the story of the Kelly outbreak and other notorious Australian bushrangers.

Open daily from 9am to 5.30pm. The museum is in Gladstone Street, Glenrowan. Phone (03) 5766 2409 for more information.

BENALLA COSTUME AND PIONEER MUSEUM

LOVELY IN LACE 1750-1980

CONTINUING INDEFINITELY

Benalla Costume & Pioneer Museum is open from 9am to 5pm and is at 14 Mair Street, Benalla. Phone (03) 5762 1749. For more information, visit home.vicnet.net.au/~benmus. $8 entry.

FEDERATION MUSEUM, COROWA

THE BIRTHPLACE OF FEDERATION

OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OR BY APPOINTMENT

Displays on Corowa’s role in Federation, Aboriginal artefacts including Tommy MacRae sketches, agricultural implements manufactured locally, horse-drawn vehicles and saddlery, 1900s lifestyle dispLays. Tom Roberts’ Shearing the Rams display and more. Open 1pm to 4pm Saturday and Sunday and by appointment. Phone (02) 6033 4041, (02) 6033 4332 or (02) 6033 2189. The museum is in Queen Street opposite the Presbyterian Church.

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