This Saturday, October 5, the Bingara Historical Society is presenting the Jack Whitfeld Bird Egg Collection at the Bingara Museum. The exhibition centres on 35 clutches of bird eggs, collected by Mr. Jack Whitfeld on Gineroi Station prior to 1930.
The exhibition also included bird paintings by local artist Diana Kazanili. Diana has painted all the birds associated with the collection, including the emu and pictured with Diana, left.
The official opening is being held at 2.00 pm. The guest speaker for the occasion is Jack’s nephew, Mr John Whitfeld.
Dioramas of these same bird habitats by Brooke Marshall’s Year 7/8 geography students from Bingara Central School will surround the collection.
Other items of interest include early maps of Gineroi, the early history of the property, bird poetry, and photographs.
There is musical entertainment by the acclaimed Inverell U3A Ukelele Ladies. Others who want to bring their own ukelele to join in a ‘jam session’ are welcome to do so.
Entry for the exhibition is $2.00 per person, children free. Afternoon tea will be available and there will be historical books for sale.
The official opening will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, October 5, and for those unable to attend the official opening, the exhibition will also be open on Sunday, October 6 from 2 to 4 pm, and on Monday and Tuesday from 9 am to 1 pm.
Other opening times are by appointment on 1300 659 919.
All welcome, and afternoon tea is available.