Thursday November 15, 2012.

Here’s your special invitation to become a Mate of Slim Dusty and help support the Slim Dusty Centre in Slim’s hometown by joining the membership muster.

For $50 you can become a “Mate of Slim Dusty”. Member benefits include membership card and certificate, invitiations to priority booking for events, newsletters, an exclusive fridge magnet and more.

Slim’s connection to his fans and the Australian bush he loved, was rewarded with a swag of awards and acknowledgements. However, one of the things he valued the most, was the mateship he and his family shared with fans and friends from all over the world. The word “Mate” goes hand in hand with Slim’s identity.

The Slim Dusty Centre is built in Slim’s birthplace of Kempsey, NSW. Slim saw the Centre as his way of giving back to his hometown in the knowledge that it would assist with economic and social benefits throughout the rural stretches of the region, and indeed, Australia. It will be a major iconic cultural tourist attraction, and will house the treasured Slim Dusty collection, for the enjoyment and education of our future generations. Also a venue for Travelling Exhibitions, Conferences and Functions, this multipurpose facility will accommodate a café, retail area, and a national stage for showcasing regional art and culture.

The Slim Dusty Centre building has been completed, however funds are still required to undertake the final stage of road work for access to the site and the all-important exhibition fit out of the displays that will be the heart and soul of the Slim Dusty Centre.