Museum honours four

Busselton Dunsborough Times

One of Busselton Historical Society’s most dedicated volunteers, Glen Scott, has died on the day she was awarded a special certificate, along with her husband Allen and Kath and Frank Mouritz.

All four were recognised by the society for their long-standing service by being presented with special certificates at a morning tea at the Busselton Museum on Tuesday.

Plaques for their services were also unveiled in the museum's rotunda.

The historical society's executive committee decided it wanted to acknowledge the work of long-standing members who devoted a great deal of their time to the support and improvement of the museum.

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Society secretary Sandra Johnson said all of the volunteers worked extremely hard and this was a way to acknowledge the time given over many years.

“It was decided to make this award for members who we respect and to appreciate their work,” she said. Society president Brian Slee said the big number of volunteers who attended the presentation indicated how respected the recipients were.

Society patron Wally Lord said Mr Mouritz, backed by his wife had been responsible for getting numerous grants for the society.

“He was very good at it, as he rarely missed out and his engineering skills have also been well utilised for the museum,” he said.

Glen Scott, who had been in the Busselton Hospice, died later that evening.

Mr Lord said it was appropriate to acknowledge the work done by the volunteers, not only for the museum but for the history of Busselton.

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