BRIGHT & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ACTIVITIES FOR AUTUMN FESTIVAL
BRIGHT MUSEUM –Former Railway Station, Railway Avenue.
Turn right at the roundabout at the top of Ireland Street.
Open: April 28, 30. May 2, 5.
Time: 2-4 pm
Entry: $3 adults, $1 children
The museum covers railway, gold and social history of the area. Local families feature in its photographic collection. There is rolling stock typical of that used on the Ovens Valley Railway. Many Chinese miners worked on the goldfields, and there is a replica of the Buckland Valley Joss House that was destroyed in the riots of 1857.
HISTORIC BUCKLAND CEMETERY TOUR – Buckland Valley
Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: from 9.30 am
Cost: $10 per person
Local historian Diann Talbot guides visitors through the Buckland Cemetery, telling the stories of some of those buried there. Morning tea provided.
Meet at the Museum in Railway Avenue at 9.30 to buy your ticket and get your directions to the cemetery.
BRIGHT STATE BATTERY
Date: Sunday April 28, 2-4 pm
Come along to the Battery in Coronation Avenue just over Dougherty’s Bridge for a guided tour and explanation of the crushing process.
GOLD MINE AND STATE BATTERY TOUR – Bright & District Historical Society
Date: Thursday May 2
Cost: $10 per person
Return to yesteryear with a fascinating description of activities at the mine at Wandiligong and then travel in convoy to the Bright State Battery in Coronation Avenue to see an intact quartz crushing battery. Have a home-cooked morning tea and a guided tour with an explanation of the crushing process.
Meet at the Museum in Railway Avenue at 9.30 to get your ticket and directions to the mine.
‘MURDERS AND MYSTERIES’
Meet at the Visitor Information Centre, 119 Gavan Street
Date: Monday April 29 & Friday May 3
Time: 6.00 pm
Bookings not required.
Join Rob Kaufman on a walk to learn about Bright history’s darker side. Tour takes approx. 1 hour. Wear suitable clothes and shoes for an evening walk around the streets.
SUITCASE SALE on the PLATFORM
Date: Sunday, May 5
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Entry: $3 adults, $1 children, $5 suitcase seller
The museum will be open as usual, but in addition there will be a suitcase sale on the platform with people selling all manner of things from suitcases.
Here are some photos from past events
Diann Talbot speaks to a group of interested people on the history of the Buckland Cemetary (2017)
A group dressed up for the occasion – The Murder and Mysteries Tour