Butler centenary time capsule to be opened 25 years later

The Butler community is set to dig up the past on Colour Tumby weekend, with the opening of a 25 year old time capsule.

April 1995 saw the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Hundred of Butler.

As part of centenary celebrations, a time capsule was buried near the local CFS shed, containing messages to the future from the local families.

Families who contributed to the capsule are Ashworth, Bates, Charlton, Coleman, Czegledi, Dunn, Fauser, Fiegert, Fitzgerald, Freeman, Hall, Henley, Houston, Liddicoat, Parker, Pfitzner, Shepherd and Will.

Celebrations will begin with an afternoon tea on Saturday March 28 at the The Bluff 'old house' from 2pm-4pm with landowners and families both current and past invited to join the weekend's festivities.

The Hundred of Butler time capsule. Photo: Supplied.

The Hundred of Butler time capsule. Photo: Supplied.

The official raising of the capsule will be on Sunday, March 29 with a morning tea at the Butler CFS shed from 10am with the opening set for 10.30.

The capsule will then be resealed for another 25 years, with the community encouraged to contribute items for the Butler community of 2045.

Those wishing to contribute items to the capsule are asked to provide a DL sized envelope with contents no thicker than five millimetres to the organisers on the weekend.

Following the opening, the group will head to the Port Neill Green Shed for a pooled BYO barbecue lunch.

For more information, please contact Ian Charlton on 0429 635 648 or Janet Shepherd at 0409 918 157 or join the Hundred of Butler community on Facebook.