A project aimed at raising funds will see Bingara Historical Society on the hunt for all collections great and small. The former Salvation Army building next door to the existing Museum has been acquired to form the Bingara Museum Complex and the Society hopes to see it refurbished to house the Bingara War memorabilia collection.
Bingara Collections: Visual treasures, is a proposed coffee table – style book to be printed, showcasing the diverse and unusual collections of the people of Bingara and surrounding areas. The book will attempt to reflect the diverse range of people who have chosen Bingara as their home.
“Our purpose is to discover and share the treasures they may have collected, so that others can enjoy and appreciate their interesting and unusual collections,” said Bingara Historical Society member Lynne Clarke.
“Owners are welcome to remain anonymous, we would just like them to share their collections.” All collections will be considered and Ms Clarke says ‘the quirkier the better’.
“Current contributions include glassware, elephants, silver buckles and clocks. Actually, collections can be anything really, with a group of succulents proving that contributions need not be historical, and can indeed be full of life.
It is proposed that books will be available for purchase towards the end of the year with all money raised from the sale of the books will be used to assist the Historical Society preserve and display the history of Bingara and its people.
“Please contact us if you would like to have your collection photographed (by Chris Purchase) and be included in the book,” said Ms Clarke. Contact Lynne Clarke on 6724 1538 to leave a message. Work was to begin on the project in February.