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

Description
Ten black / white photographs related to the unofficial opening of the Snowy River Bridge at Orbost.
Size
H-117mm W-165mm
Object Registration
3242
Keywords
snowy-river-bridge-1976 apex-club-orbost ceremony
Historical information
All of these photographs were taken prior to 25th November, 1876, the official opening and crossing of the current Snowy River Bridge. Gary Downey, an Orbost Apeian, did a "De Groot" and crossed the bridge on horseback prior to the official cars crossing the bridge to signal the opening of the new structure. There was a closing ceremony for the old bridge with a group arriving in a 1927 Chrysler, owned by Apexian, Peter Dreverman. This was watched by groups of school students. Some of the Apex members, including Jim Duggan, Noel Smart and Pat Hall, dressed in formal attire to speak to the audience.
When Made
November 1976
Made By
Snowy River Mail (Maker)
Significance
This event was organised by the Apex Club of Orbost.The Apex Club of Orbost was a volunteer service club which contributed to the Orbost community. A declining population has led to the demise of many social groups in the area.
Last updated
20 May 2020 at 1:49PM