Expo 88 – Australia Signs Coming to the Village

March 17, 2018

On Tuesday, 13 March 2018 we received news that the Australia signs, which were featured at Expo 88 and have been at Arethusa College Deception Bay for many years, are coming to the Caboolture Historical Village. 

Remove, transport, refurbish and display is all we have to do.  A fantastic win for our Village.

The removal and cartage of the signs to the Village as well as the restoration will be posted here and on the Village’s Facebook page.

Expo Australia Signs to be restored

Australia Sign Expo
Supplied by State Library of Queensland

Ken Done, Artist

 


Links

The Expo 88 Australia signs have generated a lot of interest – here are some of the links to news articles etc:

9 April 2018
Facebook Link by Peter Rasey of Spirit of Expo 88 in the 30th Year
https://www.facebook.com/groups/worldexpo88.30thanniversary.peoplescommitee/permalink/1886047278113729/

21 March 2018 – Redcliffe and Bayside Herald &
22 March 2018 Caboolture Herald (same article Red-letter day for Aust-tra-lia)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/expo88/permalink/1671527802929846/

19 March 2018 – Albert Smith Signs (proud makers of the Australia signs)
https://www.facebook.com/albertsmithsigns/posts/970406349807206

15 March 2018 – 101.5FM Podcast
http://1015fm.com.au/2018/03/greg-raedel-caboolture-historical-village-1988-expo-signs-coup-on-101-5-2018-03-15/

15 March 2018 – ABC Brisbane

EXPO 88 Australia Sign isn't in the best of shape

Do you remember the iconic 'Australia' sign from Expo 88? 🤔Well, its current owners are trying to sell it, but it might not be in the best of condition…

Posted by ABC Brisbane on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

14 March 2018 – Courier Mail – News.com.au
http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/mystery-buyer-swoops-in-to-save-iconic-expo-88-signs/news-story/dfa4137c01606d6cf04c2e8c9c683f57

14 March – ABC Radio Brisbane
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-14/mystery-donor-gifts-expo-88-australia-signs-to-caboolture-museum/9546962

March 2018 – Channel 7 News (as of 18 March 2018 – 26,536 Views on Facebook)

EXPO 88 signs bought

The Expo 88 signs have been bought and will be restored to mark the 30th anniversary. www.7News.com.au #7News

Posted by 7 News Brisbane on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

 

13 March – ABC Radio Brisbane
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-13/fate-of-rusted-world-expo-88-australia-signs-uncertain/9543176

13 March 2018 – Brisbane Times (Updated 14 March 2018)
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/historical-society-snaps-up-famous-but-fading-world-expo-88-signs-20180313-p4z47q.html

13 March 2018 Sydney Morning Herald (Updated 14 March 2018)
https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/historical-society-snaps-up-famous-but-fading-world-expo-88-signs-20180313-p4z47q.html?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed

 

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