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Women of the River Country Exhibition

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PS Marion

PS Marion

11 Nov - 31 Jan 2016

Remarkable river women on show at Mannum!

A national exhibition profiling 19 remarkable river women from across the Murray Darling Basin starting from Goolwa to the Snowy Mountains has been produced and launched by the volunteers and staff at the Mannum Dock Museum at Mannum.

Did you know one of the world’s greatest women tennis players Margaret Court grew up on the banks of the Murray River at Albury in NSW, nationally acclaimed Aboriginal singer/songwriter Ruby Hunter came from Renmark in South Australia, Australia’s first woman to gain a Master’s Mariners ticket Pearl Wallace grew up on a paddle steamer near Wentworth in NSW or why the first paddle steamer on the Murray River was called ‘Mary Ann’.

These are some of the intriguing stories portrayed in the Women of the River Country Exhibition.

What started as a very localized exhibition two years ago has grown into a nationally acclaimed exhibition capturing the essence and the importance of remarkable river women across 3 States and also includes 11 women from the local Mannum area who have played a vital role in shaping our mighty river country.

“I believe he Australian Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour is also very interested in securing the exhibition which is the ultimate in recognition for the township of Mannum, the Museum and the Mid Murray Council”, said Dave Burgess, Mayor of the Mid Murray Council.

“The Murray River has so many stories to tell and I feel very proud of the Mannum Dock Museum volunteers and staff for presenting these profiles on a national level.”

The Women of the River Country Exhibition will remain in Mannum for the remainder of the year and will then commence its river tour.

A booklet has been produced with extended versions of the short profiles depicted in the exhibition and is currently on sale at the Mannum Visitor Information Centre.

The Women of the River Country Exhibition is on show now until the end of January 2016 at the Arnold Gallery at the Mannum Dock Museum with free entry and is open from Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For enquiries phone 85691303 or www.museum@psmarion.com

Entry Cost (AUD): Free
Booklet of the long versions of the profiled women available for sale at the Mannum Visitor Information centre for $25.00
Event Venue: Arnold Gallery, Mannum Dock Museum
6 Randell Street 5238
Event Times: Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 4:0 pm
Facilities: Toilet facilities for the Disabled
Air Conditioned


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