Proserpine Historical Museum Society Inc.

The Proserpine Historical Museum is the only Cultural Heritage Learning Facility in the region. Museums are now recognised as part of the growing Tourism Market. This Museum is situated on the Bruce Highway, offers one of the few all-weather tourist attractions on the mainland for the entire family. The Proserpine Historical Museum offers a large and well-designed foyer for the benefit of local Artists and Craftspeople to show their works - free of charge for short-term exhibitions. Artists were consulted during the planning stage and their needs in terms of lighting and hanging systems were met. The Proserpine Historical Museum identified the needs of local people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. For example, the Italian Community and their history in the Whitsunday Shire, and the Indigenous Community in displays and items in the collection. These groups have been encouraged to share their knowledge and history.

Address: 
192 Main Street, Proserpine, QLD
Tel: 
0749453969
Hours: 
Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm
Admission: 
Adults $3.30, Children $1.10
Facilities: 
Guided tours, toilets and refreshments nearby
Collection: 
Approximately 7,000 items
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Items

Advertising plate

Creator:
Val Morgan and Co.
Description:
Small rectangle glass plate. Picture of coloured cartoon girl on right, with "Youngs cordials for delicious refreshing soft drinks".
Date:
1960s
Item Id Number:
96.0031

Newspaper

Proserpine Guardian

Creator:
Proserpine Guardian Office
Description:
Brown paper, four pages with black print.
Date:
6 May 1905
Item Id Number:
96.013

Gold stamper

Creator:
R&B Stamper, Ruddle, Brisbane
Description:
Cast iron, two spring loaded rods with heavy stampers operated by handle turning three spoked wheel.
Date:
1935
Item Id Number:
96.0131

Divers bellows

Description:
Timber frame with leather sides secured by spuds. metal foot plate on top for pumping. Mounted on wooden base.
Date:
1920s
Item Id Number:
96.0132

Operating table

Description:
Narrow metal table with adjustable end. Semi-circle bar below for tilting.
Date:
1910s
Item Id Number:
96.0133