The history, the people and the culture – a new attraction at the Underground

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in Announcements, News, Uncategorized | No Comments
The history, the people and the culture – a new attraction at the Underground

The history and culture Centre is now open at the Underground

The most recent development at the Underground Motel, is the History and Culture Centre.

The Centre brings together a number of aspects of White Cliffs; that of underground living, of past history and present day culture.  It is built in a dugout, allowing people to experience the magic of living and working underground.  There is an extensive display of historical information and pictures, a virtual tour of the Motel, showcases of local characters, experiences, creatures and life that has shaped the community of White Cliffs as it once was, and is today.

The Centre and all it contains has taken many months to research, photograph, interview people, then to write, produce and finally to design and build the space.  It is an evolving process, and we continue to add new and relevant historical information and people to the centre.  It has been entirely funded by the owners of the Motel, with contributions of time, information, photographs and experiences by many of the local people.

It is another experience for guests at the Motel, being part of a huge upgrade of facilities, and adding to the shop, gallery and cafe. You will find a quality selection of Aboriginal artworks and artefacts by Eddy Harris, local and regionally inspired paintings by artist Jenny Beach, and magnificent works in bronze by Chris Gavins.  Opening hours for all facilities are 10am to 5pm.

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