Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Great Success

Our book sale fundraiser last weekend was a total success. Many thanks to all who donated, browsed and bought books. We value your support very much.

The grocery hamper was won by Kay Walden. Congratulations Kay! Thanks to all who bought tickets!

See you all again next year!

We're open Sundays, 2pm-4pm, and by request. Your comments are always welcome!

Memories of Service

Our Memories of Service: Otautau RSA Memorabilia display is open. It's a small one-room display that highlights the RSA's work over the years.

The Otautau RSA began in 1919 to help returned soldiers get a fair deal when they came back to civilian life. Land, loans, ongoing medical care and benefits for children were among the many things they'd hoped to lobby for as part of a united group of soldiers across the nation.

Through the years, they've supported their members and families through thick and thin. Every year, they produce the dawn Anzac ceremony which is always well-attended. As the Gallipoli centenary nears, they are busy making plans.

The centennial of the beginning of WWI is next month, and we are working on a display from an Otautau perspective. Don't know if we'll make the deadline but will try!

We're open Sundays, 2pm-4pm, and by request. Your comments are always welcome!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Playbill from the War Years

As part of our WWI commemoration, we are featuring a small display of Otautau RSA memorabilia. There are photos from the unveiling of the war memorial, the opening of the RSA memorial hall, and many other interesting things.

But this little gem stood out for me. It's a playbill or possibly a ticket the size of a business card for a fundraiser for the Otautau Red Cross Society.


The Invercargill Dramatic Company were to perform "In the Trenches" but were an hour late because their car broke down in Fairfax according to the write-up in the Otautau Standard.

The bill contains a few errors: the play was performed on 27 March and the price for adults was 2s, not 1s.

It's delightful the little pieces of Otautau culture that are still around from that era.

We're open Wednesdays and Sundays, 2pm-4pm, and by request. Your comments are always welcome!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Winter Changes

We are now only open on Sundays. If you'd like to visit on a different day, please let us know ahead of time.

We may open again on Wednesdays starting in October.

We're open Sundays, 2pm-4pm, and by request. Your comments are always welcome!

Friday, 6 June 2014

Shameless AGM Plug


We're open Wednesdays and Sundays, 2pm-4pm, and by request. Your comments are always welcome!