13 March 2018 – The Beginning

On Tuesday, 13 March 2018 we received news that the Australia signs, which were featured at Expo 88 and have been at Arethusa College Deception Bay for many years, are coming to the Caboolture Historical Village. 

Remove, transport, refurbish and display is all we have to do.  A fantastic win for our Village.

The removal and cartage of the signs to the Village as well as the restoration will be posted here and on the Village’s Facebook page.

Expo Australia Signs to be restored

Australia Sign Expo
Supplied by State Library of Queensland

Ken Done, Artist


Links

The Expo 88 Australia signs have generated a lot of interest – here are some of the links to news articles etc:

9 April 2018
Facebook Link by Peter Rasey of Spirit of Expo 88 in the 30th Year
https://www.facebook.com/groups/worldexpo88.30thanniversary.peoplescommitee/permalink/1886047278113729/

21 March 2018 – Redcliffe and Bayside Herald &
22 March 2018 Caboolture Herald (same article Red-letter day for Aust-tra-lia)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/expo88/permalink/1671527802929846/

19 March 2018 – Albert Smith Signs (proud makers of the Australia signs)
https://www.facebook.com/albertsmithsigns/posts/970406349807206

15 March 2018 – 101.5FM Podcast
http://1015fm.com.au/2018/03/greg-raedel-caboolture-historical-village-1988-expo-signs-coup-on-101-5-2018-03-15/

15 March 2018 – ABC Brisbane

14 March 2018 – Courier Mail – News.com.au
http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/mystery-buyer-swoops-in-to-save-iconic-expo-88-signs/news-story/dfa4137c01606d6cf04c2e8c9c683f57

14 March – ABC Radio Brisbane
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-14/mystery-donor-gifts-expo-88-australia-signs-to-caboolture-museum/9546962

March 2018 – Channel 7 News

13 March – ABC Radio Brisbane
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-13/fate-of-rusted-world-expo-88-australia-signs-uncertain/9543176

13 March 2018 – Brisbane Times (Updated 14 March 2018)
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/historical-society-snaps-up-famous-but-fading-world-expo-88-signs-20180313-p4z47q.html

13 March 2018 Sydney Morning Herald (Updated 14 March 2018)
https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/historical-society-snaps-up-famous-but-fading-world-expo-88-signs-20180313-p4z47q.html?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed

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