John Meyers and his volunteers at Maryborough’s Military and Colonial Museum have won two state-wide awards.
John Meyers and his volunteers at Maryborough’s Military and Colonial Museum have won two state-wide awards.

Maryborough museum wins QLD award

THE gongs just keep coming for Maryborough’s Military and Colonial Museum.

Director John Meyers yesterday said he was thrilled the Wharf Street museum, staffed by about 70 volunteers, had won its second state-wide award in a month.

“We have just learned that we have been ranked as one of four of Queensland’s most commended in the ABC Australian Regional Museums Awards.

“Miles Historical Village, Capella Historical Village and Caboolture Historical Village Country Hospital Museum were the others commended.

“This is only three weeks after we received the Silver Award in the community section of the National Trust.

“On both wins, full marks should be given to one of our volunteers, Noel Gorrie, for his sterling efforts with the nominations.

“We are all so proud here today. We have long known how special our museum is but to have others recognise us makes all the work we put in here that much more worthwhile.”

Richmond River Historical Society in Lismore, NSW, was the overall winner of the 2010 Regional Museum Award and was also selected as the winner of the best volunteer-run category.

ABC Radio National’s Bush Telegraph program will visit Lismore in October and record a program at the museum for national broadcast.



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