Victor Harbor National Trust honours its volunteers

TIME FOR A CUPPA: Chris Myers (right) enjoys a coffee with Patricia Marsland, Peg McKenney and Fred Van Gestel at the Victor Harbor National Trust volunteers day..
TIME FOR A CUPPA: Chris Myers (right) enjoys a coffee with Patricia Marsland, Peg McKenney and Fred Van Gestel at the Victor Harbor National Trust volunteers day..

Victor Harbor's National Trust branch has honored the many volunteers who stimulate interest in the community's history and help visitors appreciate its rich past.

DISCUSSION: Diane Donnon, Joy Crosby and Richard Higgins.

DISCUSSION: Diane Donnon, Joy Crosby and Richard Higgins.

Meeting on Friday, June 8, around 25 volunteers gathered to reflect on a year filled with history research, museum tours and archiving documents that shed light on Victor Harbor of the 19th century.

Other jobs performed by the 40 or so Trust volunteers include staffing the popular gift shop and tending the garden at their museum in Flinders Parade.

SPEECH: President Richard Higgins congratulates several of the 25 volunteers, who attended the National Trust's annual morning tea on Friday, June 8.

SPEECH: President Richard Higgins congratulates several of the 25 volunteers, who attended the National Trust's annual morning tea on Friday, June 8.

"The work of these volunteers is also vital to our community's tourism industry," Victor Harbor National Trust president Richard Higgins said.

"Just the other day we had a family from New South Wales wanting to know about their great-grandfather, who was a whaler here. Many other visitors are researching the old homes in the area, so there is much research we do. Volunteers are so important in preserving local history and answering questions from local people and tourists alike."

The Victor Harbor National Trust is located on Flinders Parade.

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