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From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A green covered hard back visitors' book with a red spine and gold lettering on the front cover. It contains names and addresses and comments from those who attended the "Back to Orbost" celebrations in 1937 and in 1963. Entries have been hand-written in ink (1937) and biro (1963).
Size
H-376mm W-263mm D-10mm
Object Registration
2536
Keywords
visitors'-book back-to-orbost-celebrations perry-jacob
Historical information
This book was used by Orbost Shire Council at the "Back to Orbost" celebrations in 1937 and again in 1963. The item was donated to Orbost & District Historical society from P.R.O.V. as a Place of Deposit (POD) item for safe keeping by a local history group or museum.
The book was presented to the president, Jacob Perry, as a token of esteem and in appreciation of his interest and services to the movement.
Jacob Perry was an Orbost farmer. Born 1874. Died 1950. He was a Boer War veteran , 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen. He was a shire councillor and worker for school affairs.
The book was used again on Friday, 8th March to Saturday, 16th March 1963.
When Made
1937
Made By
Arnall & Jackson (stationer)
Significance
This item is a record of an early Orbost celebration and a useful reference tool.
Inscriptions & Markings
On front in gold framed rectangle - "BACK TO ORBOST
27th FEBRUARY TO 6th MARCH
1937"
Last updated
27 Mar 2017 at 12:00PM