If you come to the VAFHO Family History Expo in Sale, you will also have the chance to do some sight-seeing.
Did you know that [from Wikipedia]:
it is the only one left in the world that can swing around 360° and featured in the Australian film noir movie “The Tender Hook”.
Designed by John Grainger and built in 1883 by the Victorian government, it was the first movable bridge built in Victoria. Its wrought-iron structure, 45 metres long, pivots on cylindrical steel columns. At its peak, the bridge was opened up to 20 times a day, allowing the movement of steamers between Sale and Melbourne.
The bridge is on the South Gippsland Highway at Longford, 5 km south of Sale. It spans the Latrobe River at its junction with the Thomson River.
And there’ll be plenty more to discover from the exhibitors at the Expo. As at 12th March 2018, the exhibitors are:
- Archive Digital Books Australia
- Centre for Gippsland Studies
- Clan MacMillan of Australia
- East Gippsland Family History Group Inc.
- Families in British India Society (FIBIS)
- Family History Connections (AIGS)
- First Fleet Fellowship Victoria
- Geelong Family History Group
- Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV)
- Genealogy ebooks
- Gippsland Local History Books
- Gould Genealogy & History
- Guild of One Name Studies
- Irish Ancestry Group
- Maffra & District Historical Society Inc & Sugar Beet Museum
- Mostly Unsung Military History & Publications
- Openbook Howden Print & Design
- Port Phillip Pioneers
- Sale & District Family History Group Inc
- Time Capsule Films
- Unlock the Past
- Unlock the Past Cruises
- Victorian GUM Inc
- Victorian Mining Accidents
- Wellington Shire Heritage Network
- West Gippsland Genealogical Society