Storer of the Month: Mr Andrew MacKenzie
Here at Fort Knox Self Storage we are big on giving credit where it’s due. With so many people from all walks of life using our storage services we are fortunate enough to meet some truly amazing people.
This week we celebrate an unsung hero and storer at our Eltham site, Mr Andrew MacKenzie. Awarded with the very prestigious Order of Australia Medal Andrew has worked tirelessly to rebuild the Marysville Historical Society’s collection of art after it was completely destroyed in the catastrophic Black Saturday bushfires in 2009.
Andrew has helped gather some 20,000 items from all around the world including many from his own private collection. He is recognised for his service to the community of Marysville, to the arts, and the preservation of local history.
Andrews achievements include, author of biographies, writer, curator, lecturer & researcher. He has presented at the National Gallery of Victoria and is well versed on the history of some of Australia’s most famous artists including, Frederick McCubbin, Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Walter Withers and the Heidelberg School of Artists.
Having devoted his time to numerous committees and associations for many years there is no doubt that Andrew is a well-deserved recipient of the Medal in recognition of his dedication to the arts and history.
So from all of our team here at Fort Knox we salute you and thank your for your passion towards the arts and commitment to the regrowth of the Marysville community.
If you would like more information on the Marysville Historical Society or would like to view their collection celebrating 150 years of Marysville and District history they are located at 39 Darwin Street in Marysville. They are open Wednesdays, Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays 12-3 for a small entry fee of $3. They can be found on the web at www.marysvilletourism.com/things_to_do/marysville-and-district-historical-society/.
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