Revesby Workers Club History On Display
Revesby Workers’ Club club history display showcasing the story and progress of the club over the last fifty plus years for all members and guests to appreciate.
The history of Revesby Workers’ Club spans more than fifty years and shares a prominent story of new development, transformation and remarkable milestones. The unveiling of the new history display shares the clubs’ story through old photographs, wooden carvings and a timeline of the years gone by, and space for the years ahead.
The new history display is located inside the entrance of the lower level of the Club opposite Hair Necessities. The vision behind the display is to portray the history of the Club in a timelines fashion highlighting the growth and accomplishments of Revesby Workers’ Club over the years.
Revesby Workers’ Club CEO Ed Camilleri says that the new history display has given members an insight into the great history of the club.
“As the club has expanded and diversified so much over the years it is important to make the connection with the Clubs foundation and history, it brings the old and the new together.” he said.
“Many members have taken the time to enjoy the visual displays and comments, in particular, Gough Whitlams involvement with the Club which has re-surfaced many good memories and created a new talking point.”
The History of the Club
Revesby Workers’ Club was formed during a time of great development and changed within the Revesby and Bankstown community. The decision to establish the Club was made by a group of hardy, persistent men who had generous spirit and strong family commitment, not a Labor Club, but, more succinctly workers’ club, a club with a vision to embrace women, as much as it would embrace men folk.
The original club premises opened on September 12, 1962 with a total of 235 members. The ‘Big Club’, as it was christened across the road officially opened on August 18, 1973 by the then-Prime Minister Gough Whitlam who would enjoy a long and rewarding relationship with the Club.
The story of Revesby Workers’ Club is like no other in Australian licensed club history. It is a club that has worn its heart on its rolled-up sleeves – no beg pardons, no denial of a sometimes turbulent history, yet with an integrity and soul that continues to invoke the Revesby message.
The Revesby Workers’ Club Logo
The Revesby Workers’ Club logo and its origins and genesis have very little on record, almost as though nobody wanted to claim it. The background is simple. The hammer and the wrench represent the workingmen’s tools, an understandable selection reflecting the traditions of the Club.
Along with the addition of the new history display is the Directors and Secretary History wall that is located in the foyer of the Boardroom. While this display is not open to the public it is a very important addition that shows the management team that shaped great change within the history of the club.