11 July 2018
An embroidery commemorating 150 years of Gunnedah has now found its permanent home on public display in the history section of the Gunnedah Shire Library.
The piece was created by 22 members of the Gunnedah Embroiderers’ Guild to mark the group’s contribution to the sesquicentenary celebrations.
A three-piece wall hanging was formed, with each panel marking 50 years of Gunnedah’s history.
The embroidery was gifted to Gunnedah and now forms part of the Library’s history section.
To mark the occasion, the Gunnedah Shire Library is hosting a morning tea from 11.30am on Tuesday, 17 July 2018. All are welcome.
Take a close look at the embroidery and you will see the first train leaving town, the original hospital, as well as The Civic, baker’s store and Union Bank.
Gunnedah’s agricultural development also heavily features on the piece, with birds, tractors and crops all familiar sights, as well as the present day with mines, saleyards and more.
Deputy Mayor Gae Swain said the panels “bring Gunnedah to life right before your eyes” and is a must see for people interested in Gunnedah’s history.
“The members have cleverly stitched the many aspects of the Gunnedah Shire together in one stunning piece and it’s only fitting that it be on display for the whole community to enjoy. I encourage everyone to take the time out to see the embroidery,” Cr Swain said.
The Library’s history section also encompasses a local history group meeting on the second Wednesday and fourth Friday of every month at 10.30am. Call the Gunnedah Shire Library on 02 6740 2190 for more information.
Photo Caption: The 150 year embroidery is now on permanent display in the library.
Media Contact: Ashley Gardner 6740 2100.