Mullewa history to go on show

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian
Mullewa District Agricultural Society secretary Julie Freeman is gathering memorabilia for the town’s show.
Camera IconMullewa District Agricultural Society secretary Julie Freeman is gathering memorabilia for the town’s show. Credit: Geraldton Guardian, Tamra Carr

Mullewa Show boss Julie Freeman is looking for people with pictures and memorabilia of the town in its heyday.

The Mullewa District Agricultural Society secretary said this year the committee was developing a “classic Mullewa” theme for the show and was experiencing a gap in the town’s history between the 1950s and 1980s.

“We have a fair bit of early Mullewa (physical) history but it would be good to get a collection going of the town in its heyday, and around the 70s particularly,” Ms Freeman said.

“So if you have old photos or anything, get in touch.”

The Mullewa Show is returning this August, with the help of a $2000 boost from the City of Greater Geraldton.

Ms Freeman said in the past five years or so, ratepayer sponsorship had totalled about $45,000 — a critical injection to ensure the show ran smoothly.

She said while grant applications could be difficult to fill out, they were well worth it for community groups.

“We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without this money,” she explained.

“Grants are extremely important to keep community programs and events like ours going.”

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