Save the Mary Museum to open

THE struggle against the Traveston Crossing dam proposal will be celebrated permanently with the opening on Sunday week, of the new Save the Mary Museum and River Education Centre at Kandanga.

The museum will be housed in the former headquarters of the anti-dam movement, the “No Dam Information Centre” at Kandanga Railway Station.

Save the Mary River Co-ordinating Group president and spokesperson for the Mary Valley Renewal Team, Glenda Pickersgill, said yesterday that the opening would be a tribute “to all the people who worked so hard to overturn the decision to dam the Mary River.”

The museum, now in its final preparation stages, includes a story board that goes around the walls, with the knitted scarf that helped symbolise the campaign.

It is also “packed full of colourful photos and signs,” she said, referring to genuine relics of the campaign which will be on display.

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