Pioneer Women's Hut

The Pioneer Women's hut is a small national museum run by volunteers and representing working class rural women (farm and town) and their families. The collection reflects everyday life and is shown in changing displays on themes such as: Coping With Flies; Mondays; Time For Fancywork; Hidden Lives.

Address: 
Glenroy Heritage Reserve, Tumbarumba, NSW
Tel: 
0269482635
Hours: 
10am-4pm Wed, Sat, Sun, public holidays
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, small library
Collection: 
1700 objects, 300 magazines, 200 books
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Items

Collection

Aprons

Creator:
Various Australian women
Description:
About sixty, mainly work aprons, from sugar bag aprons to hostess aprons.
Date:
circa 1900-1970s

Highchair

Creator:
Peter Shore, Farmer, Mannus, NSW
Description:
Hand made from sallie bush growing on the Mannus Creek, Tumbarumba, NSW.
Date:
circa 1900
Item Id Number:
734

Rag rug

Creator:
Susannah Howard
Description:
Handmade floor rug. Susannah Howard (1872-1969) is said to be one of the first nurses at the Coolgardie Tent Hospital, WA.
Date:
circa 1900
Item Id Number:
533

Hussif

Description:
Handmade by an unknown Aboriginal woman in Wilcannia, NSW for Eliza Luke.
Date:
1880s
Item Id Number:
926

Collection

Bush Quilts

Creator:
Various Australian women
Description:
Forty three improvised, handmade, utilitarian quilts.
Date:
circa 1890-1960s