BORDER ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE: August 21 - 27, 2014

Terrific news: Two extra sessions of the acclaimed Richard Linklater film, Boyhood, have been added to The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival progam - 3.45pm Saturday, August 23 and 3.45pm Sunday, August 24.

Terrific news: Two extra sessions of the acclaimed Richard Linklater film, Boyhood, have been added to The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival progam - 3.45pm Saturday, August 23 and 3.45pm Sunday, August 24.

PETE'S PICK

I love this time of year - the annual international film festival has arrived and spring is just around the corner. Every August, The Border Mail and Regent Cinemas Albury-Wodonga join forces to screen  the cream of the films from the Sydney and Melbourne film festivals. The Border Mail International Film Festival 2014, the only festival of its type in regional Australia, will continue daily until Sunday, August 31 with 40 films representing 20 countries. And here's some more good news. The festival's brilliant opening movie, Boyhood, which was to have just one screening, has now been slotted in for two additional sessions, at 3.45pm on Saturday, August 23 and 3.45pm Sunday, August 24. Boyhood, with fantastic performances from Elan Coltrane, Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, follows a boy's life from the age of 6 to 18, and caused a sensation at this year's Sundance Film Festival. 

MUSIC, THEATRE, COMEDY, FESTIVALS AND MORE: THIS WEEK

If you have a yen to play the ukulele, head to the free Albury-Wodonga Uke Muster Newbies Night, Thursday, August 22 at The  Albion Hotel, Albury. Bob and the crew will make you feel welcome.

If you have a yen to play the ukulele, head to the free Albury-Wodonga Uke Muster Newbies Night, Thursday, August 22 at The Albion Hotel, Albury. Bob and the crew will make you feel welcome.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21

ALBURY-WODONGA

The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury — see regentcinemas.com.au

Mark Haze, 6pm to 9pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

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

Darcy Johan — acoustic, 6pm to 10pm, Electra Cafe, Albury

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

Don't miss your final chance to see John Wood starring in the Megan Rigoni comedy Heroes, Thursday, August 21, Friday, August 22 or Saturday, August 23 at The Cube Wodonga. Pictured: Aaron Bykerk (who plays Dexter), John Wood (Johnno) and  Ayesha Harris-Westman (Alice). Picture: KYLIE ESLER

Don't miss your final chance to see John Wood starring in the Megan Rigoni comedy Heroes, Thursday, August 21, Friday, August 22 or Saturday, August 23 at The Cube Wodonga. Pictured: Aaron Bykerk (who plays Dexter), John Wood (Johnno) and Ayesha Harris-Westman (Alice). Picture: KYLIE ESLER

The Other Theatre Company: Heroes by Border playwright Megan Rigoni and starring John Wood, 7.30pm, The Cube Wodonga

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

FURTHER AFIELD

Hotham’s Got Talent, 8.30pm, The General, Mount Hotham

Line Dancing, ClubMulwala, Mulwala

Rodney Vincent, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

Bell Shakespeare presents Henry V, 7pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

ALBURY-WODONGA

The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury — see regentcinemas.com.au

Smithers, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Tony Lukav — piano, 6pm to 10pm, Electra Cafe, Albury

The Other Theatre Company: Heroes by Border playwright Megan Rigoni and starring John Wood, 7.30pm, The Cube Wodonga

The Ethanol Brothers, 8pm to 11pm, The Rooftop Bar, The Bended Elbow, Albury

Luke Dewing, 8pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

Jazz Albury-Wodonga presents Jazz artist Monique diMattina in  her first Jazz Albury-Wodonga gig Friday, August 22, at The Jazz Basement, Wodonga.

Jazz Albury-Wodonga presents Jazz artist Monique diMattina in her first Jazz Albury-Wodonga gig Friday, August 22, at The Jazz Basement, Wodonga.

Jazz Albury-Wodonga presents Monique diMattina, 8pm, The Jazz Basement, Wodonga

Maurice Milani and The Rumour, 9pm to 1am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Phil Emmanuel, one of Australia’s greatest electric guitarists, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Loaded Gunz, 9pm, Boomerang Hotel, Lavington

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

Resident DJs, 10pm, Groove Saint, Albury

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

DJ Sedgie, 10pm, The Carriers, Wodonga

FURTHER AFIELD

DJ Andy Murphy, The Man, Falls Creek

Benny Willians, 8pm, The General, Mount Hotham

   French gypsy jazz band Ultrafox  is the latest offering in the 2014   Cafe Culture Series, Friday, August 22 in Wangaratta; Saturday, August 23 in Bright; and Sunday, August 24 in Wodonga.

French gypsy jazz band Ultrafox is the latest offering in the 2014 Cafe Culture Series, Friday, August 22 in Wangaratta; Saturday, August 23 in Bright; and Sunday, August 24 in Wodonga.

Cafe Culture Series: Ultrafox, 8pm, Vine Hotel, Wangaratta

Me and Mr B — Liam Bradley and Rolf Koren: blues, jazz and more, 6pm to 8pm, Hotel Delatite, Mansfield

No Lights, No Lycra dance group, 8pm, Mansfield Uniting Church, Mansfield

Phil Dalby Duo, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club, Corowa

DJ Jarrod, 9pm, Terminus Hotel, Yarrawonga

DJ Simon Meridax, ClubMulwala, Mulwala

All Fired Up, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

Touch and Go, Sporties Barooga Sports Club, Barooga

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

ALBURY-WODONGA

Border soul/groove four-piece Grooveyard Hammond Combo will help open the revamped Elgin Boulevard-High Street intersection, Saturday morning, August 23.

Border soul/groove four-piece Grooveyard Hammond Combo will help open the revamped Elgin Boulevard-High Street intersection, Saturday morning, August 23.

Community Celebration to mark the opening of the revamped Elgin Boulevard-High Street intersection in the heart of Wodonga with live music from The Grooveyard Hammond Combo, face painting, balloon sculptures, a free barbecue breakfast and street market stalls, 9am to noon, corner Elgin Boulevard and High Street, Wodonga

Psychic and Wellbeing Expo, 10am to 4pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury — see regentcinemas.com.au

Part Shady, 5pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Glen Coughlan — guitar, 6pm to 10pm, Electra Cafe, Albury

The Other Theatre Company: Heroes by Border playwright Megan Rigoni and starring John Wood, 2pm and 7.30pm, The Cube Wodonga

Marcia Hines — Amazing, 8pm, SS&A Albury

Jammed Up, 8.30pm, Blazing Stump Hotel, Wodonga

The one and only Henry Wagons and his band, Wagons, renowned for their great live shows,  hit SS&A Albury from 9pm, Saturday, August 23.

The one and only Henry Wagons and his band, Wagons, renowned for their great live shows, hit SS&A Albury from 9pm, Saturday, August 23.

Wagons, featuring Henry Wagons, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Killin’ Time, 9pm to 1am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Dean Haitani, 9pm, Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona

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

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

Saturday Night Live: Carus Thompson, 10pm, 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

FURTHER AFIELD

Kangaroo Hoppet — Australia’s premier long distance cross country skiing race, Falls Creek

Awesome Bands, Hotham’s Got Talent, 8.30pm, The General, Mount Hotham

One of Them Nights, 8pm, The General, Mount Hotham

Cafe Culture Series: Ultrafox, 8pm, Bright Art Gallery

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

Cheeseball 2014 (formal attire): food, wine, music and dancing, 6.30pm, Milawa Cheese Factory, Milawa

The Rihanna & Ga Ga Show, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

Former Border singer-songwriter Gretta Ziller launches her new Hell’s Half Acre album Saturday, August 23 at Beechworth’s Hotel Nicholas.

Former Border singer-songwriter Gretta Ziller launches her new Hell’s Half Acre album Saturday, August 23 at Beechworth’s Hotel Nicholas.

Ex-Border singer-songwriter Gretta Ziller Hell’s Half Acre album launch, 8pm, Hotel Nicholas, Beechworth

Open Mic, 7.30pm, Upper One Bistro, Wangaratta Club, Wangaratta

Feelin’ Groovy, 8pm, Corowa RSL Club, Corowa

The Rihanna and Ga Ga Show, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Sporties Barooga Sports Club, Barooga

Bell Shakespeare presents Henry V, Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

ALBURY-WODONGA

Psychic and Wellbeing Expo, 10am to 4pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury — see regentcinemas.com.au

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

Choral conductor extraordinaire David Carolane will conduct the Murray Conservatorium Vocal Consort for the final time, 28 years after he formed the choir, in the Superlatives for Voices concert on Sunday, August 24, with guest artist Hugh Fullarton, concert organist. Mr Carolane will give a talk on the concert music program (Faure, Bach, Saint-Saens and more) before the concert  begins at 2.30pm. It's at St Matthew’s Church, Kiewa Street, Albury.

Choral conductor extraordinaire David Carolane will conduct the Murray Conservatorium Vocal Consort for the final time, 28 years after he formed the choir, in the Superlatives for Voices concert on Sunday, August 24, with guest artist Hugh Fullarton, concert organist. Mr Carolane will give a talk on the concert music program (Faure, Bach, Saint-Saens and more) before the concert begins at 2.30pm. It's at St Matthew’s Church, Kiewa Street, Albury.

Murray Conservatorium Vocal Consort: Superlatives for Voices, with guest artist Hugh Fullarton, concert organist, directed by David Carolane — music of Faure, Joseph Bach and masters from the English Renaissance School, 2pm for 2.30pm performance, St Matthew’s Church, Albury

Sunday Blues: Wild Turkey, 3pm, Edwards Tavern, Wodonga

MP-2 Duo, 4pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

2Sirens, 5pm to 8pm, The Rooftop Bar, The Bended Elbow, Albury

Cafe Culture Series: Ultrafox, 5pm, Arts Space Wodonga

FURTHER AFIELD

Dean Haitani plus open mic, 2.30pm to 6pm (meals available), The Gerogery Hotel, Gerogery

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

The General DJ Competition, 8pm, The General, Mount Hotham

JD and the Kat, 2pm, Bright Brewery, Bright

Open Mic, 2pm, Everton Hotel, Everton

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

Sunday Sessions: Nick Fletcher, 2pm to 5pm, Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth

Recycled String Band, Peter Klein and The Remnants: Greens fund-raiser, 3pm, Vine Hotel, Wangaratta

MONDAY, AUGUST 25

ALBURY-WODONGA

The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury — see regentcinemas.com.au

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

FURTHER AFIELD

Pete Murray, The Man Hotel, Falls Creek

Monday Night Staff Night: DJ Eddy and DJ Tricky Dick, 8pm, The General, Mount Hotham

Galen Catholic College: Nemo’s Adventure, 7pm to 9pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26

ALBURY-WODONGA

The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury — see regentcinemas.com.au

Free Morning Show: The Honky Tonk Queens Show with Amber Joy Poulton, 10.30am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

FURTHER AFIELD

Galen Catholic College: Nemo’s Adventure, 7pm to 9pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

ALBURY-WODONGA

The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury — see regentcinemas.com.au

Kim Ritchie, 6pm, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Open Mic Night, 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

Jake Casey, 9.30pm, Paddy’s, Albury

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

FURTHER AFIELD

Irish Jam Session, 8pm, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

Pimps and Hoes Dress-Up Party with DJ james Broad, Frying Pan Inn, Falls Creek

Steinway on Stage: Glenise Williams and friends, 6pm to 7pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

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

Australian Snow Tour 2014: Thundamentals and Remi, The Station, Jindabyne

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

MOVIES: THIS WEEK

New  movies this week: The Inbetweeners 2 (pictured), Freedom and James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge, all premiering Thursday, August 21.

New movies this week: The Inbetweeners 2 (pictured), Freedom and James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge, all premiering Thursday, August 21.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21 TO WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

10TH BORDER MAIL ALBURY-WODONGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Continues daily until Sunday, August 31

Go to regentcinemas.com.au for details of the 40 films screening at this year's festival.

RMAX MEGA SCREEN – NO FREE TICKETS

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (M) NFT

3D Thu to Wed: 3.30PM

2D Thu to Wed: 10.30am, 1pm, 6.30pm

BEGIN AGAIN (M)

Thu to Wed: 9.30pm

TRADITIONAL

GUARDIAN OF THE GALAXY (M) NFT

3D Thu to Wed: 3.30pm (RM)

2D Thu to Wed: 10.30am (RM), 1.00pm (RM), 6.30pm (RM), 8.45pm

BEGIN AGAIN (M)

Thu to Wed: 1.45pm, 2pm, 9.30pm (RM)

CALVARY (MA15)

Thu Fri: 11am; Mon Tue Wed: 11am, 2pm, 9.15pm

FREEDOM (M)

Thu Fri Mon Tue: Wed 11.15am, 4.30am, 7.00am Sat: 2.15pm, 4.30pm, 7pm; Sun 2.15pm, 4.30pm, 9.30pm

LUCY (MA15)

Thu Fri: 11am, 2pm, 4.15pm, 6.45; Sat noon, 2pm, 6.45pm; Sun: noon, 6.45pm, 9.30pm; Mon Tue Wed: 11am, 2pm, 4.15pm, 6.45pm, 9pm

MRS.BROWNS BOYS D’MOVIE (M)

Thu Fri Mon Tue Wed: 11.30am, 4.30pm, 9pm; Sat Sun 2pm, 9pm

POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE (G)

Sat Sun: 10am

THE EXPENDABLES 3 (M)

Thu Fri 10.30am, 1.15pm, 4pm, 9.15pm; Sat 10.30am, 1.15pm, 9.15pm; Sun: 10.30am, 1.15pm, 7pm, 9.20pm; Mon Tue Wed: 10.30am, 1.15pm, 4pm, 6.30pm, 9.15pm

THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY (PG) NFT

Thu to Wed: 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm, 6.30pm, 9pm

THE INBETWEENERS 2 (MA15) NFT

Thu Fri Mon Tue Wed 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm;  Sat: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 7pm, 9pm; Sun: 10am, noon, 2.30pm, 7pm, 9pm

REGENT EXTRA

DEEPSEA CHALLANGE (PG)

Thu Fri Mon Tue Wed: 7pm; Sat Sun: 4.30pm, 7pm

DOCTOR WHO: DEEP BREATH (PG)

Sat and Sun: noon, 5.pm

KIDZ FLIX

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (PG)

Satand Sun: 10am

SHOWCASE

CALVARY (MA15)

Thu Fri: 11am; Mon Tue Wed: 11am, 2pm, 9.15pm

GOLD CLASS

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (PG)

2D Thu to Wed: 9.30pm

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (PG)

Thu Fri Mon Tue Wed: 6.45p; Sat Sun: 4pm,  6.45pm

LUCY (MA15)

Thu Fri Mon Tue Wed: 4pm; Sat Sun: 2pm

MARKETS: THIS WEEK

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

NEW WEEKLY MYRTLEFORD CENTRAL MARKET (INDOORS)

9am to 2pm, Clyde Street, Myrtleford (in the building that formerly housed Inside Outback and Crispy’s Furniture)

MANSFIELD PRODUCE SWAP

10am to noon, Snowgum Nursery, Mansfield

BENALLA LAKESIDE CRAFT AND FARMERS’ MARKET

9am to 1pm, Benalla Lake Foreshore, Benalla

MANSFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET

8.30am to 1pm, Mansfield Primary School, Mansfield

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

ALBURY-WODONGA COMMUNITY MARKET

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

HOWLONG COMMUNITY MARKETS

8.30am to 1pm, car park, Howlong Country Golf Club, Howlong

CHILTERN MONTHLY MARKET

9.30am to 1.30pm, Chiltern Recreational Reserve Football Ground, Chiltern

WANGARATTA TRASH AND TREASURE MARKET

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

YARRAWONGA FARMERS’ MARKET

8.30am to 12.30pm, Yarrawonga Foreshore, Yarrawonga

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. Remember, market dates can sometimes change.

MUSIC, THEATRE, COMEDY AND MORE: COMING UP

Cat Canteri When We Were Young debut solo album national tour, Star Hotel, Yackandandah, August 5;  Tanswell's Commercial Hotel, Beechworth, August 6; and Bridge Road Brewery, Beechworth, August 7.

Cat Canteri When We Were Young debut solo album national tour, Star Hotel, Yackandandah, August 5; Tanswell's Commercial Hotel, Beechworth, August 6; and Bridge Road Brewery, Beechworth, August 7.

AUGUST

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The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury — see regentcinemas.com.au

Pete Murray, Swindlers, Mount Hotham

Sydney Hotshots Show, 8.30pm, Commercial Hotel, Mansfield

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The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury — see regentcinemas.com.au

The Fabulous Delltones featuring Peewee Wilson, 7.30pm, auditorium, Commercial Club, Albury

Take Me Home: The Music and Life of John Denver starring Bevan Gardiner, 8pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

Tina Turner Tribute, 9pm, SS&A Albury

Take Your Medicine Comedy Workshop for young comedians with Sammy J, 1pm to 3pm, Wangaratta Performing ArtsCentre — see myrollercoaster.org.au

Take Your Medicine comedy project supporting up-and-coming comedians featuring Sammy J as MC, 7pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

Stayin’ Alive ’14: The Australian Bee Gees Show, 8pm, The Cube Wodonga

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The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury — see regentcinemas.com.au

Bizarre Gazzard — “Australia’s Funniest Hypnotist” — plus stand-up comedian Adam “Chicken” Palmer, 8pm, Howlong Country Golf Club, Howlong

Australian Classic Movie Night: Doing Time for Patsy Cline, 6.45pm, Star Theatre, Chiltern

Kristy Cox and Travis List, emerging country music stars, 7pm, Legends on Hansen, Corryong

Hume Hunt Club Annual Spring Black-Tie Ball with music by Danny Phegan, 6.30pm, Rutherglen Soldiers Memorial Hall, Rutherglen

Guitar and Ukulele Workshop (depending on interest): Matthew Fagan, international touring guitarist and ukulele player, 5pm, Old Flour Mill Gallery, Euroa — go to matthew-fagan.com

Lord of the Strings! Guitar and Ukulele Concert: Matthew Fagan, international touring guitarist and ukulele player, 8pm, Old Flour Mill Gallery, Euroa — go to matthew-fagan.com

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The Border Mail Albury-Wodonga International Film Festival, Regent Cinemas, Albury — see regentcinemas.com.au

Guitar and Ukulele Workshop and Demonstration: Matthew Fagan, international touring guitarist and ukulele player, 2pm to 4pm, The Albion Hotel, Albury — go to matthew-fagan.com

Lord of the Strings! Guitar and Ukulele Concert: Matthew Fagan, international touring guitarist and ukulele player, 5pm, The Albion Hotel, Albury — go to matthew-fagan.com

SEPTEMBER

1

Style Wars Party featuring KIM from The Presets and Motorik, The Man, Falls Creek

 Performing Lines presents screenings of the documentary on the making of the No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability production Sons & Mothers, 10.30am and

6pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta (note: Sons & Mothers will be staged at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre on September 20)

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Free Morning Show: A Portrait of Matt Monro presented by Michael Whittaker, 10.30am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Albury Entertainment Centre 50th Anniversary Theatre Season - 2014: Mozart’s The Magic Flute, featuring a 23-strong choir of young Border singers, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

Style Wars 28 Stairs and Party: DJ Purplex and RJMC with Durban Poison, Frying Pan Inn, Falls Creek

Oh What a Night — A Musical Tribute to Franki Valli and The Four Seasons, 8pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

3

Marcia Hines: Amazing album tour, 8pm, SS&A Albury

4

Monkey Baa Theatre presents Pete the Sheep, 6.30pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

5

Oh What a Night! — A Musical Tribute to Franki Valli and The Four Seasons, 7.30pm, auditorium, Commercial Club, Albury

Jade Gibson, Albion Hotel, Albury

Cat Canteri, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from The Stillsons: When We Were Young debut solo album national tour, 8pm, Star Hotel, Yackandandah

Monkey Baa Theatre presents Pete the Sheep, 10am and 1pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

Neil Murray: Bring Thunder and Rain album tour, 8pm, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre, Benalla

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Student Concert, 10am, Murray Conservatorium, Albury

Brett Spokes, smooth saxophonist, 8pm, Azotea, Albion Hotel, Albury

Cat Canteri, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from The Stillsons: When We Were Young debut solo album national tour, 8.30pm, Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel, Beechworth

Margaret Brooke Memorial Concert: Larissa Cox, piano, 5.30pm, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla

Lloyd Spiegel, blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, and Tim Burnham, drummer, 7pm, Mansfield Performing Arts Centre, Mansfield

Music on the Murray: Adam Toms, noon to 4pm, St Leonards Vineyard, Wahgunyah

Potbelleez, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

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

Neil Murray: Bring Thunder and Rain tour, 7pm, The Cube Wodonga

Cat Canteri, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from The Stillsons: When We Were Young debut solo album national tour, 2.30pm, Bridge Road Brewery, Beechworth

Wangaratta Studio of Drama presents Hi Ho Hi Ho It’s Off to Arendale and Agrabah We Go, 4pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

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Father’s Day

Mystical Messages Tour: Charmaine Wilson, spirit medium, 7.30pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, 7.30pm, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre, Benalla

9

Albury Entertainment Centre 50th Anniversary Theatre Season — 2014: Monkey Baa Theatre presents Pete the Sheep, 10am and 1pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

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Write Around the Murray Festival, Albury – writearoundthemurray.org.au

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Write Around the Murray Festival, Albury - writearoundthemurray.org.au

Cathedral College Wangaratta presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 7pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

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Write Around the Murray Festival, Albury

Can Stomp, Frying Pan Inn, Falls Creek

Cathedral College Wangaratta presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 7pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

Rock’n’Roll Festival: Free entertainment from acts including Jump N Jive, Speedsters, DJ Flash, Heartbeat and Anthony Tenace plus dance workshops and merchandise stalls, 7pm to close, Corowa RSL Club, Corowa

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Write Around the Murray Festival, Albury - writearoundthemurray.org.au

Albury-Wodonga Theatre Company presents the Stage 10-Minute Play Festival, 7pm, Albury-Wodonga Theatre Company, 234 Olive Street, South Albury

Jimeoin: Yes, Yes, Whatever!?, 8pm, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury**

One of Them Nights: The Almost Australia Tour with Some Blonde DJ, The Man, Falls Creek

Rock’n’Roll Festival: Free entertainment from acts including Jump N Jive, Speedsters, DJ Flash, Heartbeat and Anthony Tenace plus dance workshops and merchandise stalls, 10am to close, Corowa RSL Club, Corowa

Faux Fighters, Mulwala Waterski Club, Mulwala

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Write Around the Murray Festival, Albury - writearoundthemurray.org.au

Tintaldra Store 150th Anniversary Celebrations: Spring is Sprung talent quest, Tintaldra

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

Jimeoin: Yes, Yes, Whatever!?, 8pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

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Galen Catholic College presents Bands Showcase, 7pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

He's known as The Sheik of Scrubby Creek and he'll be playing a free morning concert in  with The Muirs at Albury's Commercial Club on Tuesday,  September 16.

He's known as The Sheik of Scrubby Creek and he'll be playing a free morning concert in with The Muirs at Albury's Commercial Club on Tuesday, September 16.

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Free Morning Show: Chad Morgan — The Sheik of Scrubby Creek — and The Muirs, 10.30am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

St Bernard’s Primary School presents As Time Goes By, 7pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

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I Killed the Prom Queen: The Rise of Brotality tour with The Ghost Inside, In Heart’s Wake, Bury Tomorrow (Britain) and Hellions, Nell Wilson Hall, Wodonga Racecourse

St Bernard’s Primary School presents As Time Goes By, 7pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

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Jazz Albury-Wodonga presents the RAAF Jazz Ensemble, 8pm, The Jazz Basement, Wodonga

PROJECTion Dance: Romeo and Juliet, 7.30pm, The Cube Wodonga

Spring Migration Festival, Yackandandah — springmigration.com.au

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Albury Entertainment Centre 50th Anniversary Theatre Season - 2014: TaikOz — Crimson Sky, Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury

PROJECTion Dance: Romeo and Juliet, 7.30pm, The Cube Wodonga

Brett Spokes, smooth saxophonist, 8pm, Azotea, Albion Hotel, Albury

Australian Classic Movie Night: The View from Greenhaven, 6.45pm, Star Theatre, Chiltern

Spring Migration Festival, Yackandandah — springmigration.com.au

Performing Lines presents a No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability production: Sons & Mothers, 7.30pm, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta

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Music in the Gardens: The Idea of North — William Barton, didgeridoo and Anthony Garcia, giuitar, 1pm to 3pm, Albury Botanic Gardens, Albury

Spring Migration Festival, Yackandandah — springmigration.com.au

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Borderville: National Training Project, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Albury and other locations

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Free Morning Show: Don Costa — Country for Cruisn’, 10.30am, Zodiac Lounge, Commercial Club, Albury

Borderville: National Training Project, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Albury and other locations

Henty Machinery Field Days, 8am to 5pm, HMFD site, Cookardinia Road, Henty

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Borderville: National Training Project, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Albury and other locations

Henty Machinery Field Days, 8am to 5pm, HMFD site, Cookardinia Road, Henty

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Borderville: National Training Project, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Albury and other locations

Henty Machinery Field Days, 8am to 5pm, HMFD site, Cookardinia Road, Henty

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Borderville: National Training Project, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Albury and other locations

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Borderville: National Training Project, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Albury and other locations

Marina Prior: Songbird Tour, Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga

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Borderville: National Training Project, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Albury and other locations

Lockhart Show

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Borderville: National Training Project, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Albury and other locations

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Borderville: National Training Project, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Albury and other locations

VISUAL ARTS

See David Miller’s superb illustrations from his children’s picture book Rufus the Numbat until September 4 at the Albury Library Museum. Rufus is a character who creates creating all sorts of mayhem when he walks out of the bush and into town.

See David Miller’s superb illustrations from his children’s picture book Rufus the Numbat until September 4 at the Albury Library Museum. Rufus is a character who creates creating all sorts of mayhem when he walks out of the bush and into town.

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

RUFUS THE NUMBAT: DAVID MILLER

UNTIL SEPTEMBER 4

Don’t miss this exhibition of David Miller’s superb illustrations from his children’s picture book Rufus the Numbat. The illustrations, photographs of David’s dramatic and colourful 3D paper sculptures, tell the story of Rufus the Numbat who walks out of the bush and into town, creating all sorts of mayhem. Rufus does not care for cappuccinos or cream cake, or for the town and its parade and noise. David Miller's imaginative tale challenges us to wonder what would happen if animals infringed on the lives of humans and the fragile relationship between humans and animals. Rufus the Numbat was shortlisted for the Wilderness Society’s 2011 Environmental Award for Children’s Literature. Kick off Australian Children’s Book Week and National Science Week 2014 with a special Storytime with David Miller. 

Note: The Albury Library Museum's historical exhibitions are listed in the History section below.

ALBURY REGIONAL ART GALLERY

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

RE-OPENING JUNE 2015

After 32 years, the Albury Art Gallery has temporarily closed its doors to make way for a $10.5 million redevelopment to be known as the Albury Regional Art Gallery. 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

AT THE TABLE EXHIBITION

UNTIL AUGUST 23

Using the kitchen table as a meeting place, three artists — Caryn Giblin, Susan Morris and Paula Watson — have gathered together over several months to explore the qualities of everyday objects and treasured heirlooms. They discovered these objects have the potential to liberate memories, stories and discussions. With still life observation as the initial inspiration for creation, this collaborative exhibition brings together the unique styles of these three artists. It offers insight into their support and collaboration on ideas and processes of their art practices. At The Table displays their outcomes and interpretations in a number of media. Free entry. Go to artsspace@wodonga.vic.gov.au or phone (02) 6022 960 for more information.

ST AUGUSTINE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL, WODONGA

ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION AND SALE

AUGUST 22 TO 24

This popular annual exhibitions shines a spotlight on local and visiting artists. Opening night: 7pm to 11pm Friday, August 22 — $30 entry, all inclusive; 10am to 3pm Saturday, August 23; and 10am to 2pm Sunday, August 24. Enter via Church Street. Enquiries: phone (02) 6024 2711 or go to staugartshow@gmail.com.

GIGS ART GALLERY, WODONGA

ON THE SURFACE

UNTIL SEPTEMBER 7

The artists represented in this exhibition — Helen Hill, Robynne ilott-iiyama, Joan Mullarvey, Aurora Tonini and Bärbel Ullrich have all explored and experimented with a unique technique that combines painting and printmaking, producing painterly relief prints. As a relief print using painting techniques the effects are all “on the surface”. See the exhibition Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 4pm. GIGS Art Gallery is in Gateway Village, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga. For more information, phone (02) 6021 3073 or see gigs.org.au.

CREATORS ARTSPACE

ORIENT EXPRESSION

UNTIL AUGUST 24

Wodonga fine art photographer Paul Temple unveils his latest exhibition featuring photographs taken during two trips to China. Many of the works are in black and white, the ideal medium to capture the misty mountains of Yangshuo and Zhangjiajie and also the cobblestone streets and concrete buildings of many of the cities he visited. The exhibition celebrated the 175th anniversary of photography, a medium that Temple says has significantly changed the way we communicate. The exhibition will be open from 10.30am to 4pm Tuesdays to Sundays and there’re will be an opening celebration from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, August 16. Visit flickr.com/photos/camerart. Phone Paul Temple on (02) 6024 4885 or 0401 950 273 for more information.

GALLERY GARDEN CAFE, WODONGA PLANT FARM

DYNAMIC OILS

UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2

This Albury Wodonga Artists Society exhibition Dynamic Oils is filled with paintings by local artists using exclusively oil paint as their painting medium. The Garden Gallery Cafe is at the Wodonga Plant Farm, corner Beechworth and Huon Creek roads, Wodonga. You can see the exhibition during business hours.

THE PAINTBOX STUDIO/GALLERY, WODONGA

WATERCOLOURS

UNTIL AUGUST 31

This Albury Wodonga Artists Society (AWAS) exhibition, Watercolours, has on display transparent and colourful paintings by AWAS members featuring varied themes and images. The Paintbox Studio/Gallery is in Gateway Village, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga. Open daily, except Mondays, from 10am to 3pm.

WIRRAMINNA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE, BURRUMBUTTOCK

F.ART IN THE BUSH

UNTIL AUGUST 31

Enjoy fabulous farm art amid the spectacular natural scenery on the banks of the Wirraminna Billabong. Farm art works are sculptures made from recycled materials, pieces that can be found lying around on the farm. You may see a dog made of old car parts or even a pig shaped mailbox. Admire the art works then spend some time in the unique wetlands that make up Wirraminna. The environmental education centre provides opportunities for discovery and learning about the natural environment, the ecology of the local woodlands and the beauty of native plants. Extensive signage throughout the centre provides visitors with information on landcare, native plants, wetlands and wildlife habitat. For more information go to wirraminna.org and facebook.com/wirraminna.

ELVERY ART GALLERY, CHILTERN

THE FLOURISHING AND THE FRAGILE

UNTIL AUGUST 30

This exhibition showcasing works by Tracie MacVean evokes themes concerning environmental issues and questions our role in relation to the natural world. She says: “Painting is my method to express myself; these paintings are my individual contribution to raise awareness in the fight against global warming and towards a more sustainable future. Nature and our ecosystem are portrayed in the form of a woman who we can directly relate to and understand her expressions. By exposing the fragility and the grief our Mother Nature endures we are forced to confront our relationship with the land that has given us life. I have a deep interest in capturing all the different facets of the mind; a glimpse of a face, a suggestion of a thought or perhaps an unanswered question. All these emotions we try to conceal and suppress.” The official opening is from 5.30pm to 7.30pm Friday, August 8. Elvery Art Gallery is at 62 Main Street, Chiltern and is open from 10am to 3pm, Monday to Sunday. For more information phone (02) 6043 1595 or 0437 181 160 or go to facebook.com/tracie.macvean.

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

ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION AND SALE

OPEN DAILY

Local artists and craft people are invited to display and sell their creations in this gallery, which can be found in the Khancoban General Store. The workshop is opposite, In the Community Technology Centre. Twenty per cent of sales 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.

MOUNT BEAUTY LIBRARY

MOUNT BEAUTY ART GROUP WORKS

ONGOING

The Mount Beauty Library now features a rotating display of works by members of the Mount Beauty Art Group.  The artworks are available for purchase from the artists. The Mount Beauty Art group meets from 10am to 4pm every Thursday at the Alex McCullough Hall in Mount Beauty with new members always welcome. Go to mtbeauty.com/artgroup for more information.

BRIGHT ART GALLERY

CAPTURING THE COMMUNITY

AUGUST 21 TO 26

Harrietville Primary School students spent three months capturing members of their community in photographs. Their works and a book on the projects will feature. The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm and works by Alpine artists will be on display upstairs.

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

SIGNATURE STYLE: A CRAFT AND NETS VICTORIA TOURING EXHIBITION

UNTIL AUGUST 31

What is wearable art? Can style be collaborative? How do we ascribe value to jewellery and art objects?  These are questions that Signature Style, a new Craft and NETS Victoria touring exhibition poses. Signature Style explores contemporary jewellery through the collaboration of 25 Australian artists and jewellers and is a group exhibition exploring models of collaborative practice in contemporary jewellery, featuring work by a selection of Melbourne’s most exciting artists and jewellery practitioners. This touring exhibition is curated by Nella Themelios and Kim Brockett. Signature Style is a major group exhibition exploring models of collaborative practice in contemporary jewellery. It features work by 24 of Melbourne’s most exciting artists and jewellery practitioners. Entry by gold coin donation.

ARTIFACT AND IDENTITY

UNTIL AUGUST 25

Jan Donaldson’s new exhibition investigates relationships between objects and identity, focusing on the doll. The doll as not just a plaything, but as an object intimately linked to identity; projections of human character through cues that suggest aspects of emotions, personalities and characteristics. The use of dolls and puppets in cultural contexts are used to convey ideas, customs and life-styles relevant to their particular cultures, while maintaining and enriching a sense of identity. The exhibition references historical dolls, their use and significance and the use of the doll motif in contemporary art. Entry: gold coin.

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

CONTEMPORARY TEXTILES

AUGUST 27 TO OCTOBER 5

Georgina Cue and Jeannie McDonagh transform their materials, connecting old and new narratives to create works of innovation and beauty. Through visually striking designs, skilled techniques and richly textured surfaces, the works on display highlight the importance of weaving new histories and ideas in today’s society. The exhibition showcases a diverse range of textile practice and celebrates the ways in which these two contemporary artists explore, extend and push the boundaries of this traditional medium.

ABSTRACT

UNTIL OCTOBER 26 

Abstract brings together the work of six Australian artists: Sydney Ball, Dale Frank, Marc Freeman, Camille Hannah, Kirra Jamison and Noel Skrzypczak. Each artist shares a bold and fluid visual language of colour, shape, line and form to develop an identity that connects atmospheric and experiential qualities, art historical frameworks and the power of radical and innovative thinking.

MIGRANT ARTISTS TO AUSTRALIA

UNTIL 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.

COROWA ARTSPACE

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.

GALLERY 294, COROWA

NORTH AND SOUTH

UNTIL AUGUST 28

Landscapes from Scotland and Tasmania feature in Glenda Mackay's first solo exhibition. The works are drawn from her travels through the western isles of Scotland early this year. Opening and meet the artist Glenda Mackay on Saturday August 9 at 2pm. Gallery 294 is open from 10am to 4pm daily.

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 CIVIC CENTRE FOYER

PERFECTING PORTRAITS

AUGUST 23 TO SEPTMEBER 21

Perfecting Portraits features a selection of photographs of well-known Corowa and district people taken by photographers who took part in workshops in Corowa and Howlong conducted by Albury-Wodonga photographer Rob Lacey. 

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

HISTORY

The Red Cross: 100 Years exhibition tells the story of the world’s largest humanitarian movement. It’s at the Albury Library Museum until May 31 next year. Pictured: Gloria Feuerherdt with Albury mayor Kevin Mack at the exhibition's opening earlier this month. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL

The Red Cross: 100 Years exhibition tells the story of the world’s largest humanitarian movement. It’s at the Albury Library Museum until May 31 next year. Pictured: Gloria Feuerherdt with Albury mayor Kevin Mack at the exhibition's opening earlier this month. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL

ALBURY COUNCIL FOYER

IN THE ACTION: OUR REGION AT WAR

UNTIL SEPTEMBER 14

World War I (1914-1918) helped create our nation’s identity. Developed in partnership with the Light Horse Museum at North Bandiana, this new exhibition portrays the effects of war, both on a national and regional level. It presents a chronological overview of the war including battlefield conditions, life on the home front and the role of women and indigenous Australians. Exhibits will include a tunic worn by Sergeant E.R. Patino, who served with the 13th Field Artillery Battery (Albury Battery); a hat worn by Trooper Alex Borthwick, 8th Light Horse Regiment, in the ill-fated charge at the Nek (The Nek was a narrow stretch of ridge in the Anzac battlefield); and a diary written by Private Harry Derrick, 37th Infantry Battalion, who was wounded and taken prisoner. Sadly he passed away the day after the Armistice.

ALBURY LIBRARY MUSEUM

RED CROSS: 100 YEARS

UNTIL MAY 31, 2015

Part of the world’s largest humanitarian movement, Red Cross has been woven into the fabric of Australian life for 100 year,  responding to natural disasters, providing a blood service and everyday work to help vulnerable people. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers signed up during World War I, and by World War II Red Cross had become Australia’s largest charitable organisation. In partnership with regional Red Cross branches this compelling exhibition celebrates and remembers 100 years. Phone (02) 6023 8333 for more information.

EMPORIUM

UNTIL SEPTEMBER 7

When the Abikhair store closed in the mid-1990s, Albury Council acquired the complete merchandise and stock from this iconic Albury store for its collection. This included original merchandise and advertising material from previous decades, especially the 1950s. The store owners and operators, Saad and Betro Abikhair, immigrated from Lebanon and opened their store at the corner of Swift and Olive streets in 1928 after arriving in 1895 as hawkers from Melbourne. At first, Betro relied on Melbourne manufacturers and wholesalers but eventually began importing and supplying goods himself. Goods on offer included girdles, stockings, clothing, household supplies, beauty supplies, toiletry supplies, sewing supplies (haberdashery), shoes, hats and much more.

CROSSING PLACE: A STORY OF ALBURY

ONGOING

This compelling multimedia exhibition is on permanent display in the main galleries of the Albury Library Museum. Crossing Place uses objects, audio and film to tell the story of Albury from first contact with the Wiradjuri people, traditional owners of the land, to the city we share today. Highlights include Wiradjuri Talkback, celebrating the perspectives and traditional knowledge of the region’s Aboriginal people and The Bonegilla Story, exploring the immigration experiences of those who passed through the migrant reception centre at Bonegilla. The exhibition is told through objects, audio and film, is on permanent display in the main galleries of the Albury Library Museum. Pick up an audio tour to be guided through the exhibits while listening to stories and memories that will carry you back into Albury’s history or book a free guided tour.

LAVINGTON LIBRARY

FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS

UNTIL 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.

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.

8TH/13TH VICTORIAN MOUNTED RIFLES MUSEUM, NORTH BANDIANA

LIGHT HORSE AND ARMOURED EXHIBITIONS

PHONE (02) 6021 2835 FOR OPENING TIMES

Located at Colonel Tom Price Lines, North Bandiana on the eastern edge of Wodonga, the 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles Museum’s aim is the preservation, interpretation and display of artefacts and documents related to light horse and armoured units that make up the lineage of the 8/13 VMR. These units include the 8th (Indi) Light Horse, the 13th (Gippsland) Light Horse, the 20th (Victorian Mounted Rifles) Light Horse, the 2/8th Armoured Regiment, 41st, 42nd and 43rd Landing Craft Companies, the 8th Cavalry Regiment, the 13th Armoured Regiment and the 20th Motor Regiment. The focus of the new museum is an Honour Wall that was constructed with a grant from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, “Their Service-Our Heritage” Program. It features a central Commemorative Alcove watched over by a mounted light horseman, and flanked by two six-metre long uniform cabinets.

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.

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, among 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 seventeen 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*

Home to a diverse and colourful exhibition that celebrates the history of the Upper Murray and its people. Learn about the legend of Jack Riley. 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. *The museum is open 10am to 4pm from September to May and from 11am to 3pm June to August but is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Those interested in volunteering at the museum an contact Bob Kaighin on (02) 6076 1511.

MOUNT BEAUTY VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

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 diorama 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 Bernard’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 and 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

HISTORICAL 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.

STANLEY ATHENAEUM, STANLEY

STANLEY NEW YEAR’S DAY SPORTS EXHIBITION

UNTIL JANUARY 31

See photos from the Beechworth Family Albums depicting the Stanley New Year’s Day Sports in the Stanley Athenaeum. The Stanley Athenaeum and Library is an historic brick building comprising a Main Hall and Back Room, erected in 1874. The Main Hall houses the Library, which boasts a large and diverse collection of books, housed in shelves around the building’s walls including more than 3000 volumes of fiction (adult and children’s) and non-fiction published between 1820 and 1970, including reference, biography, government, history, philosophy, poetry, politics, science and natural history and travel publications. A collection of early photographs of Stanley is also on display. The Library contains assorted historic library tables and other period furniture. The building is classified by the National Trust of Australia and is entered on the Australian Heritage Register and is used for public meetings and functions. The Stanley Athenaeum and Library is one of the few remaining locally owned public library buildings with collections in Victoria. It’s in Main Street, Stanley.The Friends of the Athenaeum meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 5.30pm at the Stanley Athenaeum. For information about open days, exhibitions and how to become a becoming a ‘Friend’ of the Athenaeum, phone (03) 5728 6594. Stanley is a 15-minute drive from Beechworth. Visit http://stanleyvictoria.com.au/community-pages/stanley-athenaeum/.

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

FARM MACHINERY FROM THE PAST

OPEN DAILY

An 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 AVIATION MUSEUM

MILITARY AIR TRAINING HISTORY

OPEN WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS

The Benalla Aviation Museum offers a fascinating look at Australia’s military air training history, AT the historic home of a World War II RAAF pilot training school. Attractions include a unique collection of military training aircraft, a number of which are fully operational and available for passenger flights, and many related static displays. Located in an historic Bellman Hangar at Benalla Airport, just two hours from Melbourne on the Hume Freeway, visitors to the museum are welcomed by one of our knowledgeable volunteers, who will provide a personalised tour of the facility, answering any questions you may have. The museum is open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 9am to 3pm and other times can be arranged for groups by phoning (03) 5766 2455. Entry is $5 for adults, children free. The Museum is located in the historic home of the 11 EFTS Wartime Training Unit which was stationed at Benalla from 1941 to 1945, where 80 de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moths operated from. Displays include working engines, a flight training simulator, period uniforms and photographs and a large collection of model aircraft. Among many other projects, members are restoring a Tiger Moth and have recently rebuilt a DH.100 Vampire T.33 Jet trainer for static display. Flights are also available in two fully restored ex-RAAF training aircraft — a rare de Havilland DH.84 Moth Minor and a CAC CA-25 Winjeel — as well as a Chinese trainer, the Nanchang CJ-6. Flights are available by booking directly with Mark Carr. For more information about the museum go tobenallaaviationmuseum.org.au.

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.

RUTHERGLEN COMMON SCHOOL MUSEUM

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

OPEN SUNDAYS OR BY APPOINTMENT

The Rutherglen Historical Society Old Common School Museum contains an early 20th century school room including old desks, artefacts, and teaching aids and there is a growing collection of school class photos. Opening hours are 1pm to 4pm Sundays or any time by appointment for research, school groups and tours. Phone the secretary on (02) 6032 9425 for more information. The museum is next to the Rutherglen Primary School, which is in Murray Street.

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.

YARRAWONGA MULWALA PIONEER MUSEUM

PIONEERING AUSTRALIA

OPENING HOURS BELOW

See one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibits of the early pioneering days of Australia. Housed in a spacious and modern facility, exhibits include sport and leisure, early aviation, vintage cars, dental surgery, community quilt, blacksmith’s shop and much more. Group tours by appointment. Opening Hours — Christmas to Easter: 9.30am to 1pm Wednesday to Saturday, public and school holidays and 1.00 pm to 4.30pm Sunday. Opening Hours — Easter to Christmas: 1pm to 4.30pm Wednesday to Sunday, public and school holidays 1.00 pm to 4.30pm. The museum is at 151 Melbourne Street, Mulwala. For more information phone (03) 5744 1402.

BERRIGAN AND DISTRICT HERITAGE MUSEUM

BERRIGAN’S PAST

OPEN WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

The Museum features collections of a number of oral histories, Federation information, fire brigade memorabilia and material relating to the Berrigan RSL Club, including guns, medals uniforms and service records of Berrigan men and women who served in World War I and World War II.

Open 9am to 11am Wednesdays.

FINLEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND LOG CABIN

FINLEY DISTRICT HISTORY

OPEN MOST DAYS OR BY APPOINTMENT

The Finley Historical Museum and Log Cabin is a showcase of the heritage of the Finley District and provides the opportunity to step back in time and view those items that supported the lives of our pioneering rural families. Includes a replica of the log cabin home, which was the first permanent residence in the Finley district, at Myrtle Park in 1878. The museum and log cabin can be found at Mary Lawson Wayside Rest, Murray Street, Finley. You can also walk through the McAllister Homestead, and the original Myrtle Park School, built in 1896. Open most days or by appointment. For more information on the Museum and Log Cabin phone (03) 5883 1374 or (03) 5883 1907.

CHRYSTIE’S MUSEUM, TOCUMWAL

TOCUMWAL’S YESTERYEAR

OPEN DAILY

Turn back the clock to the era of the classic cars, trucks, caravans, tractors and a host of other memorabilia and collectables. Highlights include working vintage cars, an old logging truck and one-of-a-kind tractors — something for everyone. Open 10am to 4pm daily. The museum is at 139 Thorburns Road, Tocumwal. Phone (03) 5874 3358 for more information.

FINLEY RAILWAY MUSEUM

RAILWAY REMINISCENCES

Finley was the first town selected in the 19th century for a Pioneer Railway. The rail was extended to Finley in 1898, at a time when NSW was experiencing financial difficulty. The Railways saved money by adopting the Pioneer Rail Standards for this, and some other stations that were connected at this time. The Pioneer system followed the US style to link into regional areas to boost trade and travel, but at low cost due to the harsh economic conditions of the time. Incredibly well preserved, Finley Station is one of the few Pioneer stations still standing, and is also host to the Finley Pioneer Railway Museum containing artefacts and real life railway stories. Take a guided tour with a volunteer and learn about the history of the Finley Pioneer Railway Station or simply have a look around at the on-site railway memorabilia dating back to the 1890s.

ADJACENT TO THE LIBRARY IN THE OLD PRINTERY, JERILDERIE

CONVICTS AND BUSHRANGERS

DOING THE BOLT EXHIBITION

There is an extensive collection of exact replicas and originals including 30 storyboards and banners detailing the life of bushrangers and convicts, pistols and guns flag flown at Eureka Rebellion, Cat O’ nine tails and whipping post, shackles and locks and much more. The exhibition is housed adjacent to the Library in the Old Printery building, the historic printing office of the Jerilderie and Urana Gazette where Ned Kelly attempted to have his manifesto, The Jerilderie Letter, printed. Open by appointment only. For more information go to jerilderie.nsw.gov.au

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