We’ve got 19-time Albury mayor Alfred Waugh’s crutches

Patricia Young shows the crutches and a portrait of Alfred Waugh. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSONWOODEN crutches used by Alfred Waugh when he met royalty, governors-general and fellow Albury citizens have come home to his city.

A collection of memorabilia, from the man who served 19 mayoral terms, was presented to Albury Library Museum yesterday.

Alfred and Ellen Waugh were butchers who became famous across the world as leaders of the city that saved the Uiver KLM airliner in 1934.

They carefully kept items, ranging from pictures to the programs for functions they attended, as well as gifts they received in The Netherlands recognising Albury’s role in saving the Uiver.

Solicitor Noel Jackling, who helped secure the Waugh collection for Albury, said the couple was childless and, after Mrs Waugh died in 1956, their possessions passed to relatives at Benalla and Wangaratta.

We’ve got 19-time Albury mayor Alfred Waugh’s crutches Alfred Waugh

The Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, at Albury station with Mayor Alf Alfred Waugh and his wife Ellen on their way to open Federal Parliament in Canberrra, 1927. Picture: ALBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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