Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Mooroopna’s history secured

David Lee February 22, 2012
HISTORY PRESERVED… Pictured from left, Greater Shepparton City Council CEO, Gavin Cator and Mayor, Michael Polan, Mooroopna Historical Society Secretary, Barry Campbell, Minister for Local Government, Jeanette Powell and Mooroopna Historical Society Medical Co-ordinator, Gwenda Collins. Photos: Alicia Zeqir.

HISTORY PRESERVED… Pictured from left, Greater Shepparton City Council CEO, Gavin Cator and Mayor, Michael Polan, Mooroopna Historical Society Secretary, Barry Campbell, Minister for Local Government, Jeanette Powell and Mooroopna Historical Society Medical Co-ordinator, Gwenda Collins. Photos: Alicia Zeqir.

AFTER a generous announcement last year of $200,000 funding to the Mooroopna Historical Society, which assisted in securing Grutzner House in Mooroopna as a permanent residence to house the museums collections, the Victorian Government has again stepped up to the mark announcing a further $15,000 to formally curate the historic collected works and develop a Business Planning Project.
Established in 1983 and comprising of two parts, the first devoted to the history of Mooroopna and District and the second to the history of Mooroopna Hospital, the site of the historical society museum is of great significance to local and extended communities, strengthening the need for continued funding.
Member for Shepparton, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Jeanette Powell said the latest funding would be welcomed and it is important that government funds organisations such as this.
“The society has some rare and unique local items, including a collection of historical medical and nursing material.
“The project of documenting the collection and constructing a business plan will be a joint venture between the Mooroopna Historical Society and the Greater Shepparton City Council and is scheduled to be completed by the end of May,” Ms Powell said.