What is the Archives?
An archives is a place where items of historical
interest are housed to be kept in good condition for
The Girl Guide Archives
Guide House was all a buzz as the Archive Committee
welcomed the1st Port Wallace Guide Unit for an afternoon of fun and games.
The girls were treated to an interactive display where members,
young and old, played and learned together.
The girls travelled through time and, under the guidance of Mary Sargeant
saw such items
as: scrapbooks and pictures, uniforms worn in the past,
badges, pins, dolls, collectables and newspaper articles
all collected and preserved for today’s and tomorrow’s members to enjoy.
Joining Mary were other members of the Archive Committee:
Nicki Eisenhauer, Marion Faulkner, Madge Masson,
Vera Stone and Edith James who joined in the fun
and worked side by side to share their memories and experiences.
One leader said “The girls said they liked seeing the pictures
and having the person there to tell the
history behind the pictures.
They also liked hearing about all the
things the brownies had to learn
to get their badges (golden hand etc).
”The afternoon was topped off with a visit from the then
Chief Commissioner, Myrtle Corkum.
Myrtle enjoyed speaking with each
of the girls
who were very pleased to receive one of her patches.
After a light snack the girls participated in a very lively game of semaphore,
lead by Mary. As the girls were leaving a couple were heard telling their parents
that they had an “awesome” time.
It was a good day!