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Mannequins move in to Gympie Gold Mining Museum

QUIET VOLUNTEERS: Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum committee members with the donated mannequins are Allan Blackman (back), treasurer Marilyn Soanes (seated left), Frank Lightfoot, secretary Ralph Richardson and president Max Travers.
QUIET VOLUNTEERS: Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum committee members with the donated mannequins are Allan Blackman (back), treasurer Marilyn Soanes (seated left), Frank Lightfoot, secretary Ralph Richardson and president Max Travers. Contributed

SIX new "volunteers" will be a bit on the quiet side, albeit "showy" at the Gympie Gold Mining Museum.

After an appeal for donations of shop mannequins, the Gympie and District Historical Society was pleasantly surprised by a quick response from Brisbane City's Myer department store.

Its chief executive, Noel Charlish, donated six mannequins to the museum.

"It was gratifying to see a large retail organisation, such as Myer, rally to a regional request for props such as these mannequins," president Max Travis said.

"Such a gesture by Mr Charlish on behalf of Myers shows a sense of community involvement," her said.

The "volunteers" will be used in displays highlighting the region's gold mining and farming history.

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