Nearly local residents assembled in Lochiel Street at the old National Australia Bank building to be a part of re-creating history last week on the 110th anniversary of the opening of the building.

At the invitation of the current owners of the building, Chan and Jamie, interested residents assembled there on Friday afternoon to appear in a photograph reproducing the original.

The original photograph featured 130 people, all men, posing in the doorway, windows and in front of the then-new building which was exceeded on Friday evening with over 170 people in the new photo, which also emphasises the diversity of the Dimboola community as it also included women, children, and migrants

The building was opened to the public giving the opportunity to view the work that has been done to renovate the building that was last used as a bank in the 1980s.

Along with Chan and Jamie, the event was supported by the Dimboola and District Historical Society, the Dimboola Town Committee and the local IGA Supermarket who supplied the sausages for the barbeque.

Above - the 2019 version of the photo featuring over 170 Dimboola residents and below is the original 1909 photo.