We’d like to thank one of our special members, Patricio Parague, who has just scanned our large collection of over 700 postcards.  These range from WWI, through Walker/Yaralla, local areas, Christmas cards and much more.

Patricio has a great interest in postcards, having been a collector for more than 15 years.  If you’d like to check out his website, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/patopostcards/collections.  Choose “albums” to view them.  His collection spans most parts of the globe and includes many 3D postcards.

Patricio has been with our society for many years and, along with our President, Bob Badger, carries out most of the general maintenance at our museum as well as building props and other needs for our ever-changing displays.  

If there are any tradespeople/handymen(women) out there who would like to become volunteers at our museum to help them we’d like to hear from you.  Just drop in to our museum at 1 Bent Street, Concord on any Wednesday or Saturday between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm to have a chat.

Not only does Patricio help out at the museum he is a very active member of the Concord Mens’ Shed.  One of his interests there is building small wooden planes.  

This project was then adopted by Harry’s Shed to help bring children around the world some joy at Christmas by supplying small wooden cars, planes, etc. through Operation Christmas Child.  This project’s aim is to fill shoe boxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies and fun gifts and deliver them to children living in vulnerable situations.  The group supplies approximately 350 toys each year.

It is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, a non-profit Christian organisation that provides emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world.


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