Plans for local war museum

PLANS for a local war museum and Inverell’s contribution to the World War I effort were discussed in Parliament House last week.
Nanjing Night Net

Representatives from the Inverell RSL Sub-Branch, vice president Pat McMahon and secretary Hans Mouthaan, met with the Veteran Affairs Minister Warren Snowden and New England MP Tony Windsor on Thursday. The Inverell RSL has plans to establish a museum to house war relics from the local region.

Mr Mouthaan and Mr McMahon presented Mr Snowden with a book authored by the Inverell District Family History Group detailing the story of the Kurrajongs and the scheduled 20 minute meeting extended to 40 minutes as the minister took genuine interest in the stories from our district.

That book outlines the volunteer soldiers’ experiences in training camps, during the voyage to England and on the World War I battlefields where so many were wounded or killed.

Such was Mr Snowden’s interest that he is now trying to fit in a visit to Inverell at the invitation of Tony Windsor in the near future.

Mr Mouthaan said while no firm commitment was given at the meeting, Mr Snowden said he would seriously consider the RSL Sub-Branch’s request, and the RSL was optimistic the museum will proceed.

DISCUSSION: RSL secretary Hans Mouthaan, Veteran Affairs Minister Warren Snowden, New England MP Tony Windsor and RSL vice-president Pat McMahon at last week’s meeting at Parliament House.

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