A very rare opportunity has presented itself at the Busselton Jetty. You can win the chance to be Boss for the day!
The Busselton Jetty Environment and Conservation Association, with help from Lotterywest, Royalties for Regions and the Southwest Development Commission, are upgrading the current Museum in the Interpretive Centre and would like to include some unique stories from the community.
“We are encouraging schools to participate in this exciting opportunity”, said Marketing Officer Toni Flanagan. “It’s a great way for students to connect with their family members, perhaps a grandparent or a close family friend has an inspiring story or a great memory that played an important part in their life. We hope sharing these stories with our children will cement the importance and contribution the jetty plays in the community and we gain some new ambassadors.” After all, if it wasn’t for the dedicated ambassadors like Roy Morris, Trevor Fitzgerald and Jenny Sheehan the jetty wouldn’t have become the incredible icon it is today.”
If you’re a student and know someone with a special memory of the jetty, perhaps something that dates back to the original structure being built in 1865 or Cyclone Alby destroying the promenade jetty. Or a more recent memory, perhaps they learnt to fish off the jetty in the 90’s or they watched the tug boat drag the Underwater Observatory chamber down from the Fremantle Port in 2003, the Busselton Jetty want you to submit that story.
As well as being Boss for the day, the winning student and the person whose story was told, will receive exclusive access to the jetty for the day, including a train ride and Underwater Observatory tour. They will also get a behind the scenes look at the near completed new 90 seater electric jetty train and walk through Railway House on the Foreshore. The story will be featured in the new Busselton Jetty Interpretive Centre Museum to be viewed by international, interstate and intrastate visitors.
The Busselton Jetty staff are looking for stories of up to 400 words. They can be emailed to Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped in to the Interpretive Centre. Submissions close Friday 16th September. The winner will be announced Friday 23rd September.