Australian Heritage Festival Benalla – The Arthur Baird Story

The Arthur Baird Story Wilfred Arthur Baird was born in Benalla. He joined the Australian Flying Corps at Point Cook where he was an instrument fitter and air mechanic. In 1916 he enlisted and was sent to the Middle East where he served with distinction. On his return, he joined fellow servicemen when QANTAS was…

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ANZAC Day Commemorations Benalla

Benalla RSL sub branch ANZAC Day commemorations begin with the 6am Dawn Service in the memorial precinct in the Benalla Botanical Gardens. The ANZAC Day March will leave from the corner of Bridge and Carrier Streets at 10.30am and finish at the memorial precinct in the Benalla Gardens. The Cenotaph Service will take place at…

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Australian Heritage Festival Benalla – Fmaily Tree Maker Workshop

Hosted by Benalla Family Research Group Inc, get the best out of Family Tree Maker, including syncing with your Ancestry Tree. Facilitators are experienced researchers and will be using interactive and big screen format. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels and they welcome all participants to join the exchange of workshopping problems together.

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Australian Heritage Festival – Benalla Airfield History Presentation

A presentation will be given on the history of the Benalla Airfield and its contribution to the war effort during World War 2, the life of service members on the Station, and a presentation of the historical exhibits present in the Museum. Members will be available to facilitate and answer questions, and close up activities…

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Australian Heritage Festival Benalla – Connections: Opening the Archives

Come and enjoy the architecture of this amazing building built in 1900, FCJ College, stroll through the old convent, reminisce about past school days, connect with the traditions and history of this co-educational secondary college that is 124 years old. Perhaps reconnect with classmates, connect for the first time with the architecture of this impressive…

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Australian Heritage Festival Benalla – Unveiling Threads of Time

Join in on a walk along Nunn Street and identify its historical buildings. Do you know….. How the town hall evolved? The Stolz Furniture Store story? The history of the Say family and their businesses along the street? The background to the buildings on the corner of the Nunn and Church Streets? What Elm Tree…

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Australian Heritage Festival Benalla – CWA Mother’s Day Devonshire Tea

Comfort, nostalgia, a genuine, wholesome and relaxed environment. warmth, country hospitality, craft, skills – all the things associated with the CWA including scones with jam and cream, peace, a yarn and warm cuppa… “CWA – We cook, we craft and we advocate for change, while always remaining relevant.” This Mother’s Day weekend, come along to…

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State Seminar Cake Decorators

The State Seminar Cake Decorators includes 12 demonstrations in cake and cookie decorating, one full-day workshop, cake decorating shops to find out what’s new in the industry, and a state cake decorating competition.

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