Enjoy the highlights of this event at: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8785400

Ross and Desley Garnett

On 28 August 2021, the Society paid tribute to Ross Garnett’s sterling contribution as president for 17 of the society’s 27 years.

The event unfolded with informal precision to the delight of the 100 attendees. Life Member and renowned artist David Hinchliffe conducted the AGM in his inimitable style, describing NFDHS as the “best community-based historical society in Australia”!

Next it was time to welcome the new president, Desley Garnett, then make some presentations including a caricature of Ross and Desley painted by David Hinchliffe. 

Local dignitaries adding their plaudits for Ross’s achievement included Grace Grace MLA, Councillor Vicki Howard, retired Senator Claire Moore, retired Councillor David Hinchliffe, and Past NFDHS President Maida Lilley. 

All attendees enjoyed a sit-down celebratory afternoon tea in the courtyard which included the cutting of the cake, followed by a group photo of everyone present. The afternoon was a fitting farewell to Ross’s presidency, and a warm welcome to Desley’s.

You can sample the spirit of the event by viewing several videos at: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8785400.

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