2019 - The Allora Regional Sports Museum is open on Sundays 12:30 to 4pm or can be opened with booking!
ALLORA REGIONAL SPORTS MUSEUM
78 Herbert Street, Allora QLD
Housing and displaying unique local, regional, Australian and International Sporting Memorabilia. The museum also features a 'Hall of Fame' display showcasing local Sports Stars who have represented at the highest levels. Allora’s most noted sporting achievers, former international netballer Laura Geitz is the Social face of the Allora Regional Sports Museum.
On the lawn of the museum is a plaque (and eventually a statue of Laura Geitz) which marks the location of the Allora time capsule. Originally buried on 8th October 1969 to mark the centenary of Local Government in Allora, it was to be opened during the bi-centenary celebrations of Allora in 2069.
It was instead opened on Saturday, July 20th 2019 during the town's 150 years celebrations and the contents were put on display in the sports museum until a new capsule was made and was re-buried on Saturday, 27th July 2019.
The current capsule contents include the original contents placed in it in 1969 along with a host of other items including artwork from school children, a photo record of the 150 years celebrations, a flag, newspapers and many other items from Allora in 2019.
The original time capsule plaque from 1969 is worded:
Allora Shire Council
This capsule was officially buried by Cr F.A. Rogers President of the Darling Downs Local Government Association on 8th October 1969 to mark the centenary of Local Government in Allora. To be opened during the bi-centenary celebrations of Allora in 2069.
Open on Sundays 12:30 to 4pm or can be opened with booking!
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Photo taken 2019 - Allora Sports Museum 100th Wicket. V Wolebee. 28 April 1946 - A Munro
Olympics Torch. Presented to commemorate Allora being a host community for the Olympic Torch Relay en route to light the cauldron for the Olympic Games in Sydney, 2000.
Wattles JRL & Central Downs JRL Jersey's presented to Peter Canavagh on October 11, 2014 in appreciation of 50 years loyal service of Junior Rugby League. 1964 - 2014.
Laura Geitz display, including the 'Key to the Region' she was presented with in 2014.
Hall of Fame Display. Percy Gartner, inducted in November 1998.
Hall of Fame Display. Vince Bermingham, inducted in April 2014.
Rugby League memorabilia, including a jersey and cap from 1925.
Saturday, 20th July 2019. The crowd gathered at the 150 years celebrations to witness the digging up of the time capsule, originally buried in 1969.
Saturday, 27th July 2019. The official burial of the 2019 time capsule.
R-L.Back - Councilor Rod Kelly, - , Allora Historical Society - Jim Anderson, Wendy Audrey & Lyn Wright, Allora Regional Sports Museum - Perry Cronin, Town Crier - Bob Townsend.
Front - Mayer Tracey Dobie, Leo Williams, Mahailia Williams, Molly Williams and Mia Quirke
Pram - Kaiden Williams