A VISIT to a Wimmera tip in the late 1970s has proved fruitful for former Rupanyup resident Steven Delrayne and friend Shaun Scully.
Mr Delrayne found a roll of film which included a negative of a picture of AC/DC band members, including the late Bon Scott, the day after their Horsham Town Hall concert on January 11, 1977.
The pair have worked together to reproduce the image onto 500 framed posters to share their love of the Australian rock band.
Mr Scully said the roll of film only contained one shot of the band and it had been hidden away for a long time.
"We have no idea who took it," he said.
Mr Scully said the picture contained information about the band on the photo, saying they were sitting at Horsham Railway Station waiting to catch a train to Warrnambool for a gig.
The band was supposed to play in Warrnambool that evening, but the town's mayor cancelled the event because of 'civil disturbance'.
"Steven and another friend found the negative at a local tip shortly after the concert in Horsham Town Hall," Mr Scully said.
"Steven obviously got the negative blown up and for probably 30-odd years he has just had it in his pool room."
Mr Scully said he suspected the photo may have been taken by a Wimmera newspaper.
"Some Horsham residents I spoke to said there was a publication that took photos at the concert, but obviously the negatives were discarded," he said.
"Whether that's true or not I don't know."
Mr Scully said he had always admired the picture and Steven offered to give it to him.
"I told him it was too good for that ? we should do something commercial with it for other people to be able to view it," he said.
"It was quite dilapidated but we touched it up a little bit and managed to get it to where it is today.
"We donated one to the AC/DC exhibition which travels the world."
Mr Scully said he was proud to have spent a lot of time and effort to reproduce the image for others.
"It's an iconic image," he said.
"I am definitely a fan myself."
Mr Scully said the negative was in safe keeping to preserve it.
He said he had 500 copies of the poster made and had about 100 left.
"They are individually numbered. I don't want every Tom, Dick and Harry to have one but we always have the option of producing more,'' he said.
"We have thought about possibly having the image put on T-shirts.
"It is a priceless picture and it obviously has historical significance.
''I don't think AC/DC will ever play in Horsham again somehow."
Mr Scully said the framed posters were available for $300 each from promoter MJP by calling him on 0418 311 333.
He said copies of the poster would also be on display at the Commercial, Royal, Victoria and Exchange hotels in Horsham.
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