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framed black and white photograph

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

Description
A large black / white photograph of a man in a suit with one hand in his pocket Standing behind him are two men and a woman. The photograph has been taken inside
the museum. The photograph is mounted on a white buff card and is in a white wooden frame.
Size
H-413mm W-325mm
Object Registration
1304
Keywords
museum-orbost-opening nixon-peter
Historical information
This photograph shows Peter Nixon, Minister For The Interior officially opening the Orbost Historical Society Museum on December 1st, 1967. The first Orbost Museum was opened in 1967. It was situated in Nicholson Street, Orbost.
Peter Nixon grew up on the family farm on the Snowy River. He entered Federal Parliament in 1961 as the Member for Gippsland, holding various portfolios before retiring in 1983.
When Made
December 1 1967
Significance
Peter Nixon grew up on the family farm on the Snowy River. He entered Federal Parliament in 1961 as the Member for Gippsland, holding various portfolios before retiring in 1983.
The Nixon family has been in the Orbost district since 1885.
Inscriptions & Markings
on front below the photograph - " Opening of the Orbost Historical Society Museum by Mr Peter Nixon M.H.R., Minister of the Interior 1st December 1967"
Last updated
15 Aug 2019 at 1:05PM