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Visitors from Framlingham
4 Sep 2014
By Jay Arthur and Barbara Paulson
Framlingham visitors Possum Clark-Ugle, Chairman of Framlingham Aboriginal Trust, and his colleague Mick Fitzgerald, took the opportunity while in Canberra on business to drop in at the National Museum.
Here, they caught up with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program team, including curators Jay Arthur and Barbara Paulson, who had recently visited Framlingham.
While at the Museum Possum and Mick were able to re-acquaint themselves with the bark hut located in the lower First Australians gallery. The recreated bark mission hut was built in 2000 by Uncle Bill Edwards (who, sadly, has recently passed away) assisted by Lionel Herbie Harradine, Lionel Chatfield and Joe Chatfield, using materials brought from the Framlingham Mission near Warrnambool in south-west Victoria.