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Society Co-wins 2021 John Reid Heritage Festival Memorial Award!

And oh are we proud!

Advised of our win at pretty much the last minute, on Saturday evening 3 April during the Heritage Festival, and at the dinner put on by the BH City Council, the Broken Hill Historical Society (BHHSoc) was delighted to be co-awarded, along with the refurbished BHP Pub, the 2021 John Reid Memorial Award.

The award was for the ‘Preservation and Conservation of the Broken Hill Mosque, the Broken Hill Synagogue, the Silverton Gaol and Silverton School, and the recorded and Society published Broken Hill History (by R.H.B. Kearns) covering 1883 – 1983’.

This award was not only for the long-term preservation of the Society’s museums, but also for all the efforts of all concerned from the Society’s beginnings in the 1960s, up until the present time.

Jeff Summers, the Society’s Vice-president, and member Don McKinnon attended the dinner put on by Broken Hill City Council and  proudly accepted the award on behalf of the Society, with Jeff commenting that he was “surprised by the magnitude of the award”.

It’s a wonderful recognition of many many decades of work by the Society. We’re going to be proud for quite a long time!

From left to right: Jeff Summers, Society Vice-President, Mayor Darriea Turley and Don McKinnon, Society member

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