Historical information

The Henley on Snowy was a water carnival held on Saturday, 14th December, 1918.
"It included a procession of decorated cars, buggies, etc., fancy costumes and sets, which left the
township at 12.30. At 1 p.m. there was a speculator display of decorated boats. A luncheon, also afternoon tea and tea, was served by the ladies of the Red Cross, and the stalls were in the hands of the Comforts Fund girls." (ref Snowy River Mail 8.11.1919)
Half of the proceeds were to go to the local Repatriation fund, the other half to be divided equally between the Y.M.C.A. and the Comforts' League.
Unfortunately the carnival was not as successful as promised and the funds raised were not substantial.
(More info. from O.D.H.S. May 2008 Newsletter by John Phillips)


These badges are part of a historical local event.

Physical description

Two small paper Local Repatriation badges. They have a picture of a boat on the Snowy river and "Henley on Snowy- Orbost". 554.1 has a ribbon attached.