St Arnaud-Donald Weekend

St Arnaud-Donald Weekend © Joseph Meilak

Thirty three members of the Williamstown Camera Club (WCC) were in Donald on Saturday 7th April, 2018 with the aims of taking photographs of Donald Historical Society venues, the town and areas around Donald, and astrophotography using the clear starry night skies to be seen in the area. 

Our group met at the Bullock’s Head around lunchtime and was welcomed by the President of the Donald Historical Society, Anne Dunstan and other members including Brian Brasier. Deputy Mayor of Buloke Shire, Daryl Warren, also welcomed the group.

A joint visit by some members of Williamstown Camera Club and Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed to Donald about four years ago prompted the Williamstown Camera Committee Club to organise a weekend away that included Donald.

Our photographers enjoyed tours of Donald’s heritage sites - the Court House MuseumPolice Camp, and the Donald Lions Club Heritage Train Park - where members of the Historical Society explained historical facts and gave anecdotes about the area, as well as information about the particular sites. Neil Anderson (WCC) had liaised with Brian Brasier for the visit, and had asked if a model in period costume (circa 1960’s to 1970’s) was available for the Taggerty dining carriage. Portraits of the ‘models’ in costume in the Taggerty dining carriage in the Train Park were a highlight. Leo Tellefson and Anne Walsh, made the perfect retro couple and were very obliging and photogenic; excellent models. 

Later, the club visited David Falla’s farm and found many interesting farming artefacts and flora to photograph, then called into an abandoned farmhouse for more photography, before enjoying dinner at the Donald Hotel accompanied by Daryl Warren, Leo Tellefson and Dorothy from Donald Historical Society.

After dinner, most members of the Camera Club group proceeded to Lake Wooroonook to photograph the starry night, while a couple went back to the Train Park and took night-time photos from there.

Overall, we ‘had a ball’ and appreciated the time and effort made by the Donald Historical Society members to make our visit to Donald happen and make it such a success.

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Upcoming

Presentation: Fine Art and Aerial Landscapes with Tom Putt

Tom is always a welcome visitor to our club. His unique presentations are a joy and inspiration. On this night, Tom will be sharing his art and new-found love of Aerial Landscapes. You can find out more about Tom on his website.

Entires due for the End of Year Competition.

Brooklyn Community Hall
23rd October 2018 7:45 pm
Workshop: Paper Bag Challenge

Always a fun-filled night, our annual Paper Bag Challenge is on again. What will be in the paper bags this year?

At this meeting, members work in groups to make images, on the night, featuring the item/s in the paper bags they are given. No one knows what will be in the bags being given to the groups. It's always exciting to see each of the groups working to make something wonderful to present for peer judging by the end of the night.

Brooklyn Community Hall
13th November 2018 7:45 pm

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