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A very bad thing happened last night
« on: 18.05. 2019 09:16 »

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Re: A very bad thing happened last night
« Reply #1 on: 18.05. 2019 09:40 »
G'day Richard.
Commiserations mate. The place had a colourful past, none of which had your name on it ???
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Re: A very bad thing happened last night
« Reply #3 on: 18.05. 2019 18:25 »
Sorry to see this, Richard. I'm certain the Ora Banda must have been a favorite haunt, and perhaps owned by a friend. I remember when you posted the pictures in December (others may want to see here: https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=13755.msg112565#msg112565 ). Please keep us posted as to the progress of the investigation, now that we're engrossed in the rough history.

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Re: A very bad thing happened last night
« Reply #4 on: 18.05. 2019 18:50 »
*sad2* not good indeed. Special places like that, it's not only wood and materials, it's memories and history going up in flames.

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Re: A very bad thing happened last night
« Reply #5 on: 19.05. 2019 02:08 »
That is not good news Richard. I was looking forward to going there this year :(
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Re: A very bad thing happened last night
« Reply #6 on: 19.05. 2019 11:53 »
Hi Peter,
It is terrible news; .
So many artifacts and items of historical items lost inside the building (including pictures of my family).
The replica honour board for the local men who enlisted in WWI was also lost. It was recreated 20 years ago.

The original honout roll (board) was lost in 1948 when the school burnt down. Ora Banda had the dubious honour of more enlistments per head of population during WWI than
other towns. From a population of 2,000, nearly 400 left for war, and more than 30% were casualties. The region never recovered.

Anyway, the ride (Orabandon 2019) is still on!

We hope to see you there (but we might be having a barbeque rather than lunch at the pub)!

Richard

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Re: A very bad thing happened last night
« Reply #7 on: 19.05. 2019 12:18 »
Sounds like they've already had the barbeque. What was this building originally? Has a sort of horse stable look about it.
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Re: A very bad thing happened last night
« Reply #8 on: 19.05. 2019 15:04 »

 Up in smoke- that's a Big Bummer....apart from the irreplaceable historical stuff, even good timber is scarce these days.... though is possible to use the shell, and if necessary held together with steel ties if no decent timber available....good opportunity to hustle folks together and buy the place smokin' cheap  *eek*
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Re: A very bad thing happened last night
« Reply #9 on: 20.05. 2019 03:26 »
Hi Peter,
It is terrible news; .
So many artifacts and items of historical items lost inside the building (including pictures of my family).
The replica honour board for the local men who enlisted in WWI was also lost. It was recreated 20 years ago.

The original honout roll (board) was lost in 1948 when the school burnt down. Ora Banda had the dubious honour of more enlistments per head of population during WWI than
other towns. From a population of 2,000, nearly 400 left for war, and more than 30% were casualties. The region never recovered.

Anyway, the ride (Orabandon 2019) is still on!

We hope to see you there (but we might be having a barbeque rather than lunch at the pub)!

Richard

Hi Richard, If all goes well I will be there. B B Q sounds fine
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Re: A very bad thing happened last night
« Reply #10 on: 10.06. 2019 02:43 »
Very sorry to hear that, Richard..