Library Celebrates Local History Volunteers

Published on 17 December 2018

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On the 5th of December every year, organisations across Australia take the opportunity to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers who have sacrificed their time to support services within their communities.    Without these volunteers, many community service organisations would be unable to provide the quality of service to communities across the country.   As the national peak body for volunteering, Volunteering Australia have identified that 31 percent of the population volunteer within their communities.  Volunteering continues to play a role central to our identity as a nation and makes a significant contribution to our economic and social good.

It is no different for Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery where the essential work of preserving the region's cultural heritage is carried out by a team of volunteers. The Friends of Local History group have dedicated their time and expertise to carefully recording and preserving the important historical artefacts and documents that form the backbone of the town's local history collection.    Library Coordinator Cheryl Weston, together with Library Officer Nicola Wallace, were delighted to host a special morning tea for the Friends of Local History to thank them for their outstanding contribution throughout the year.

If you are thinking of volunteering, you may find the library and art gallery an interesting and rewarding place to lend your support.  There are a variety of projects that would benefit from the support of local volunteers, regardless of age or ability.   Why not contact Cheryl at the Library on 9941-3727 or e-mail library@carnarvon.wa.gov.au  to learn more about the exciting upcoming projects you can be involved in.

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From left to right:  Library Officer Nicola Wallace, Gwen Gibson, Theona Mitchell-Smith, Enga Smith, Janis Garland, Library Coordinator Cheryl Weston and Jacquelyn Britton. Sadly, volunteer Yoka Halford was unable to attend the event.