Open Again

We are finally allowed to open. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please drop in to see our current display dealing with the Spanish Flu pandemic and the…

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Humour is the best medicine

I dream of a better tomorrow... where chickens can cross roads and not have their motives questioned. Early to bed and early to rise -- till you get enough money…

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A Boy and His Horse

A Boy and His Horse
Lennie and Ginger Mick set off

Picture this. It’s 1932 and Australia was in the grip of the Great Depression. One in three workers were unemployed Decrepit shanty town hugged the outskirts of the big cities.…

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From Our Collection

Nu-Dry, your Mechanical Laundress Clothes dryer and Automatic rinser.The turn of a tap and your clothes are rinsed and ready for the line in three minutes.No electricity.  No Gas.  No…

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NRMA Centenary

The Legend of the Patrol In 1920 the horse and cart were still a predominant means of transport.  Many roads were not fit for cars, and ferries were often a…

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Jean’s Diary (Spanish Flu)

Jean’s Diary (Spanish Flu)
Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital

A short while ago our member, Trish Skehan, was fortunate in being able to access diaries of a young 21-year-old Jean Curlewis, as well as a series of letters which…

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