Casterton getting a glimpse of our historic past

Henty, A Family Collection on display

Casterton getting a glimpse of our historic past

Casterton is playing host to a significant collection of photographs, ephemera, memorabilia, costumes and personal items from some of the earliest European settlers in the Glenelg Shire as part of a new exhibition.

Henty – A Family Collection -  explores the stories of Francis and Mary Ann Henty and their family and is on display at the Casterton Town Hall foyer until October 2017.

Glenelg Shire Council Arts and Culture Manager Susie Lyons said that the exhibition will give residents and tourists into Casterton a unique insight into the lives of those who shaped south west Victoria over 150 years ago.

Henty – A Family Collection follows the Henty’s arrival in Portland, to their settlement of properties in the north of the Shire through to the eventual division of the property into the early 20th century. Many artefacts have never been publicly shown before and all the items in the exhibition have been sourced from a local family collections.

The Henty – A Family Collection exhibition is free and is on display until 13 October 2017.