To celebrate the 25th year of the Kununurra Historical Society, having been inaugurated on June 5th 1986, YOU are invited to celebrate 25 years since the establishment of an archive for our regional history, which, with your help and your histories, can continue to be an Archive and Museum of Regional, State and National "Significance."
In the past two years KHS has actively sought out pioneers of the early 1960's and approached other archival institutions with great successes, resulting in new archives of images, documents, and objects of "significance" to our history, which have come back to the region, or digitised and returned, to be preserved in the KHS archive for future generations.
KHS has endeavoured to make the KHS archive more accessible to the public through (this website) http://www.kununurra.org.au/ and by the resource of archive images online at http://www.flickr.com/photos/khs-museum/ (New images this week from another archive of B&W prints received from Dennis O'Brien in 2007 - View as a Slideshow from http://www.flickr.com/photos/khs-museum/show/).
Many new collections are being readied during the next week in the lead up to our 25th on Sunday June 5th 2011, when we will officially show the results of around 25 hundred images (Many not seen during the successful Ord Valley Muster Open Nights and most yet to be uploaded to Flickr). These images have been digitised and, importantly, fully documented, during the "Photographic Journey on the Ord," digitisation project, with a huge effort by two volunteers, and with a grant from the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley.
You are invited to the KHS Archive & Museum on the afternoon of Sunday June 5th 2011 (Inauguration Day 1986), for a visual feast of some of the town's short, 50 year, but incredibly interesting, history, which KHS has been collecting and documenting during the past 25 years, to preserve for our community and for future generations.
Sunday June 5th 2011 (Inauguration Day 1986) - KHS Museum & Archives - Any time between 1pm and 8pm - Members, friends, invited guests, and members of the public are ALL Welcome.