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First meeting for Broken Hill Historical Society

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021

Don Mudie will be providing a talk on June Bronhill at the first meeting for the Broken Hill Historical Society. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt Don Mudie will be providing a talk on June Bronhill at the first meeting for the Broken Hill Historical Society. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

After an absence of 10 months because of COVID-19 the Broken Hill Historical Society is holding it’s first general meeting for the community and members.

The meeting is being held on Monday, February 8, at 7.30 pm. 

Where? Because of the COVID safe regulations, the Society has booked a room at the Musician’s Club, which kindly offered a space for early 2021 general meetings.

For those attending, COVID safe regulations about social distancing and remaining seated once entering will apply. 

When people arrive at the entrance; they will be directed to the booked meeting room.

While life is still not yet ‘normal’, the Society is delighted to advise that it will, after the general meeting, have a guest speaker, Don Mudie, presenting on June Bronhill. 

Many in the community have wanted Don to do this for some time. 

So, he plans to begin his talk with some personal recollections.

Did you know that Don first met June in 1971 after a concert at the Masonic Lodge, or that he sang on the same program with her at the Civic Centre in 1983, or that he was privileged to present her Eulogy, at her funeral in 2005? 

Don will also be looking at the new biography to be released on February 15, ‘A Star on Her Door: The Life and Career of June Bronhill’, by Richard Dennis, and the research he and Doug Jones took on to help this project. 

And, as we have come to expect, Don will be bringing along memorabilia on Bronhill from his extraordinary collection of pieces related to 100 years of musical history; locally and elsewhere.

A really critical issue for the Society, if you wish to attend on February 8, is that you must book a seat with the Secretary, Helen Daly, or via the Society’s publicity email address; pub.bhhsoc@gmail.com. 

As for all, 2020 was quite a year for the Historical Society. 

The Society was able to re-open most of its Museum’s in June 2020, but not having general meetings proved quite sad, and challenging.

So, as always, all members of the community are very welcome to participate in general meetings of the Broken Hill Historical Society. 

For this first meeting in 2021, the Society is triply welcoming you!

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