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Time Capsule Opening, 21 April 2019

Buried in 1994, the J Ward time capsule was opened at 2:30pm on Sunday 21 April 2019.

Following the Official formalities guests were invited to take a leisurely tour of J Ward to see and appreciate the achievements made during the 25 plus years of a dedicated volunteer group.

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Mayor, Cr Pat McAloon speaking at the laying of the Time Capsule at J Ward in 1994
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Bob Aston and Gwenda Allgood watching Danny Barry and Tim White lay the block of bluestone on top of the capsule
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Cr Gwenda Allgood and volunteer Ron Roberts preparing to lift the capsule
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The time capsule is out!
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Gwenda and Ron checking the contents of the time capsule
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Contents of the time capsule: List of members in 1994; newspaper clippings; advertising leaflets; video; record of some of the patients court hearings; small number of photos of activities and some with the volunteers and visitors
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Meeting minutes from the formation of the Friends of J Ward
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A newspaper article from 1993