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Pioneer women newsletter : National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame Alice Springs



Pioneer women newsletter : National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame Alice Springs

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National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame Inc. newsletter


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Pioneer Women newsletter


Newsletter, June 2015

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NPWHF news : National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame enews

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3 Pioneer Women-June 2015 Well with International Womens Day finally over we thought we would have a bit of breathing space to catch up on things a gather our thoughts for the next event!!!!! No such luck, March disappeared very quickly. April 2015- Two weeks into April and it was time to install our next temporary exhibition titled Wartime Woolens, this exhibition is our small but meaningful contribution to the Centenary celebration of World War 1. The exhibition is a range of re-produced knitted garments that were knitted and sent to our soldiers during World War One. The idea of this exhibition came from one of the local community groups that now use our complex on a monthly basis. This group of crafters (knitters, crochet, needlework) came up with the idea for this exhibition in August last year. We have used the official Red Cross pattern book (that was issued back in 1914, to thousands of households across Australia) to re-produce these garments. Many women and a few men around the country contributed to this exhibition, with garments knitted and sent to us from all over Australia. This exhibition will remain on display until the end of July 2015. Artist Joe Gilford also contributed some of his art work of WW1 scenes, these are hand carved wood work pieces Joe very generously loaned to us for inclusion in the exhibition, the detail is amazing. Apart from the fact that we have a wonderful exhibition on display we are so pleased that the idea grew from this community group who continue to meet here on a monthly basis. Our commitment to include and give back to the local Community is now developing nicely with several groups/artists using our space for various projects. April also saw Melbourne based artist Tina Torabi, Coordinate and perform Arc of Waking, a project Tina had worked on while here as an Artist in Residence with Watch this Space. This was a once only performance that really got you thinking and we would be more than happy to see more of these in the future. Anzac Day was our next event with our usual stall selling our homemade Anzac biscuits. This year was our best year ever raising nearly $1,000 from sales. One of our very crafty volunteers came up with a novel idea for our labels for this years biscuits so So after research we managed to track down and get approval to use the old Billy Tea label images that were around during the first World War. They were a big hit and we really appreciate the effort our Volunteer, Sandra Braithwaite, went to for us. A very big thankyou also goes to everyone that baked and