Hervey Bay Historical Society president John Andersen has recieved this 100-year-old train ticket from Hervey Bay Christian Boys Academy principal Steve Sauvageot.
Hervey Bay Historical Society president John Andersen has recieved this 100-year-old train ticket from Hervey Bay Christian Boys Academy principal Steve Sauvageot. Hayden Johnson

A piece of history is just the ticket for museum

TUCKED neatly between the pages of a book belonging to an old Hervey Bay Christian Academy chaplain was a piece of history.

A 100-year-old train ticket was found when the books were donated to the school by its former chaplain, who died recently.

The ticket is dated 1913 and was from a book that come from Manning River.

The ticket doesn't show a price but has Sydney to Manning River.

Hervey Bay Historical Society president John Andersen said it wasn't a rare object but would still delight the community while it was on show at the historical village.

"We're looking to put it into the railway station at the historical village," he said.

"I guess the main point of this story is that you should always have a flip through any old books because you may find something interesting."

Mr Andersen said the ticket would go under glass with a lot of other paraphernalia.

"We've got plenty of other railway stuff at the village," he said.

This 100-year-old train ticket was found in a book at the Hervey Bay Christian Boys Academy.
This 100-year-old train ticket was found in a book at the Hervey Bay Christian Boys Academy. Hayden Johnson


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