SEVERAL years ago, a group of local transport identities including Lloyd Mawson, John Taig, Ken Keating, Sam Sali and Gerard Michel met with the intention of building a ‘Shepparton Transport Museum’. This group worked to set the foundations for what we have today. And that is MOVE or the Museum of Vehicle Evolution.
Our current Board shares with those original identities the idea of creating a world class attraction that not only showcases transport and its history and characters but gives visitors to the region another reason to come and stay.
MOVE has enjoyed financial support from both the State and Federal Governments, but without the generous and positive support from the Greater Shepparton Council our State and Federal funding would have been much more difficult to secure.
Apart from the work of the original identities it has been Jim Andreadis as the driving force behind MOVE. MOVE would have not been created to the standard that it has without the generosity of the Andreadis Family and the boundless energy of Jim.
So what is MOVE? Well it is not about rusty and dusty never-changing old exhibits. It’s a celebration of equipment that moves and the people and families that have helped this fantastic region build to what it is today. We will be constantly changing our displays and including interactive information kiosks to add to the experience. But MOVE isn’t just about cars and trucks. We have the Furphy Museum which tells the story of this local and nationally iconic family. The Loel Thomson clothing collection displaying over 10,000 items of clothing, fashions and accessories dating back to the First Fleet.
MOVE is a not-for-profit charitable enterprise, and we could not have achieved what we have without the generosity of our board members past and present, our staff, volunteers and sponsors.