Monday 18 April 2016
Join us for our AGM and viewing of George Bolton archival films.
As a contribution to the 140th celebrations of Burnside Council in 1996, Council Members and Andrew Ward, then Librarian in the Local History Room of the Burnside Library, put many hours into editing the many reels of former Mayor George Bolton’s films. The resultant footage provides a visual record, through one man’s camera lens, of how Burnside has changed over the years – through the Depression, World War 2, the fund raising Attunga Fairs and the subsequent opening of the Burnside War Memorial Hospital.
Mayor Bolton was a controversial identity, especially in his unrelenting campaign to construct a Swimming Centre in Hazelwood Park, but no one could doubt his passion and determination to do what he thought was right for the City of Burnside.
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AGM & George Bolton Archival Films 1930s to 1960s
Join us for our AGM and viewing of George Bolton archival films. As a contribution to the 140th celebrations of…
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