Social History Museum

A public plaza, First Government Place, preserves the site of the first Government House (1788). A modern museum explores the meanings of 1788 as a critical turning point in the history of Australians, with displays on Aboriginality, the environment, trading and meeting, transport, power, law authority, everyday life.150 prints and photographs; 100 Museum of Sydney and First Government house objects.
Visitors can explore all aspects of Cobar's unique industrial, pastoral, Aboriginal and social history during a visit to the centre. Displays are housed in the Great Cobar Copper Mine's magnificent administration building erected in 1910. Interpretive signs outside guide visitors through the grounds and an amazing collection of mining and transport artefacts, and on to the surrounding heritage areas.20,000 objects relating to the social, mining, pastoral and Aboriginal history of the Cobar district, ranging from large transport to fine instruments. Includes over 3,000 photographs and 50 art...
The Yanco Powerhouse was built in c1913 to supply power to the Murrumbidgee irrigation area. The building was extended in 1937 and decommissioned in 1957 when electricity from the Snowy Mountains Scheme became available. An all concrete construction, the Power House is five stories high with a large chimney stack. Since restoration work the building has been used as a museum displaying mostly farm machinery and items of local history. A flat is available for rent and the museum has a sixty seat theatrette. Work has commenced on a photo gallery which will display a wide range of images...
The museum is housed in a 100 year old weatherboard cottage with additional items held in a re-located cottage and sheds. There are also displays outside. The collection began as a Bicentenary celebration project and features displays depicting the history of Junee and district, and family histories.
The museum is devoted to the preservation of all manner of items from the railways of New South Wales, including the Dorrigo Branch line. There are currently 57 locomotives, 300 carriages and wagons and thousands of small exhibits. Work continues on preparing the site for the display of trains and carriages. While no date has been determined for the official opening there are plans to have open days when the public will have the opportunity to view the exhibits. Totally volunteer organisation with 700 members, membership details available on request.The largest preserved railway...
The museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits motor sport history in Australia. Its collection consists of motor racing memorabilia dating from the 1900s, including objects associated with the living history being made on the international race circuit Mount Panorama every year. Photographs, paintings, race winning vehicles (motor cars and motorcycles), race programs, books, film, audio visual and posters of past and present are featured in the museum's displays. To become the National Motor Racing Museum, building program to expand during 1998.30 vehicles (cars/cycles). The...
The Australian Museum, established in 1827, was Australia's first museum. It holds unique and extensive collections of natural science and cultural artefacts. Extensive programs in research, education and exhibitions reflect the museum's focus on biodiversity and environmental issues, Australian fauna, evolution, the geological past, the cultural heritage of Aboriginal Australians and the peoples of the near Pacific and Indonesia, and the cultural diversity of the Australian population.Biological collections (Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fishes, Insects, Arachnids, Molluscs, Marine...
The NSW Lancers Memorial Museum commemorates the history of the NSW Lancers, Australian Light Horse, Cavalry and the Armoured Corps. Situated in 19th Century Lancer Barracks, the Museum has a large collection of cavalry and armoured corps memorabilia including a well maintained collection of armoured vehicles. The Museum contains New South Wales Cavalry and Light Horse memorabilia as well as memorabilia, photographic equipment and vehicles from the Royal Australian Armoured Corp.The collection has many strengths. It includes uniforms, saddlery, banners, drums, photos, models and armoured...
Visitors to this working museum can view a collection of light railway equipment in progressive stages of restoration, and on steaming days, ride in vintage carriages behind steam locomotives. The railway display includes steam locomotives, vintage carriages, early era miner's trams and mine cars. In addition, a selection of restored industrial steam machinery engines are demonstrated in motion.
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery consists of a museum with a permanent local history exhibition, a historical village, a temporary exhibition gallery and a community access space. The historic village, complete with soundscapes, brings to life Western Sydney from 1900 to the 1930s, with reconstructed and heritage buildings, including a schoolhouse, a slab hut, a weatherboard cottage, a blacksmith's shop, a motor garage, The Biz newspaper printery and Wheatley's Store. The temporary exhibition gallery and community access space host exhibitions representing the diverse cultures of Fairfield...
Collection of unique materials recording the history of the Marrickville area (includes Newtown, Marrickville, Stanmore, Petersham, Tempe, Dulwich Hill and St. Peters). Included are photographs, posters, leaflets, banners, maps, wide range of local ephemera as well as a collection of two local potteries - "Diana Pottery" and "Fowler Pottery".4000 photographs, 100 pieces of pottery, 1000 ephemera, 2000 books and journals
5 hectare Japanese Garden including two lakes, tea house, bonsai house, pottery house, cottage, restaurant and cultural centre. Cultural Centre includes three galleries of exhibits of Nanga paintings, dolls, kimonos, masks, ceramics and many items relevant to Japanese arts and culture. Cultural events include Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival 2nd weekend in October every year).Three galleries of exhibits including Nanga paintings, dolls, kimonos, masks, ceramics and 5 hectare garden including tea house, bonsai house and pottery house.
The Bega Valley Genealogy Society is housed in the Old Pambula Courthouse and Police Station, a heritage listed building. In addition to general genealogical records, the society has the archive of the Kameruka Estate and the sale books of the three councils which comprise the Bega Valley Shire, plus monumental inscriptions of all cemeteries in the Bega Valley Shire.Books, microfiche, microfilm, CD-Rom
The Australian Credit Union Archives collects, records and maintains material of historical and archival importance to the Australian Credit Union Movement. An Archivist, Administrative Staff and Volunteers staff its office.170 shelf metres
About 1856 the museum building, originally a hotel, was built by James Mortal a rubble mason. Some of the original stonework can be seen as foundations for the verandah and the kitchen walls. The premises continued as a hotel until 1899 variously known as Golden Fleece Hotel, Tattersall's and the Royal Hotel. From 1899 to 1924 the premise was continuously used by a number of doctors as a surgery and residence. The Molong Historical Society Inc acquired the building in 1970 with the assistance of the Molong Shire Council and opened as the museum in November 1970.estimated 4 000, plus items and...
The Sydney Tramway Museum is Australia's oldest tramway museum and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and is located in the Southern Sydney suburb of Loftus. The Sydney tramway service was a world class undertaking operating 1535 tramcars at its peak. In 1944/45 it carried over 404.6 million passengers. An excellent video on the system, "Shooting Through", is Available from the museum. The Museum has an extensive range of Sydney Trams in its 60+ tram fleet. These include "C" cars 290 (Australia's oldest preserved electric car, built 1896) and 29, single truck saloon...
The Society was formed in 1963 and since 1968 has opeated a museum in the former School of Arts building, which is heritage-listed. The purpose of the Museum is the collecting, preserving and interpreting of local heritage for everyone. The Society aims to promote local history, including family history and the Museum collection, to the local community and the general public.Dungog Museum has a wide range of items representing local and family history. The collection reflects the area's rural history, including dairying and the timber industry, and local manufacturing including items from...
The University of Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium was established in late 1989 and quickly became the most popular science based excursion venue in the Illawarra. In addition, the Centre has become a major tourist attraction. There are over 120 hands-on exhibits providing a fun interactive learning environment. Close ties with the University and local industry enables the Centre to provide a valuable resource to all members of the community. Those links, along with the only fixed planetarium in New South Wales and regular astronomy nights also allow the Science Centre to provide a...
The Illawarra Museum collection is held in the first purpose-built Post and Telegraph Museum in Wollongong (1882-1892). The Museum operates on a voluntary basis. The objects collected and displayed relate to Illawarra's past with particular emphasis on the years at the close of the 19th Century. The Society has a collection of over 9,000 photographs in custody of Wollongong City Library and has also published many books on local history. The collection presents a picture of pioneer life including settlement, education, agriculture, mining, transport and trade. The entrance room features a...
Historical Cottage built in 1887. Corrugated iron and log sheds (shearing Shed Style). Extensive collections maintained, restored, conserved by volunteers. Special exhibitions arranged in line with community events such as a wool display for prime stock day and a "1901" theme for the centenary of federation.Local rural community archival religions and phonographs. Historical cottage with turn of the century display. i.e. Kitchen with old fuel stove, meat safes, butter churning, china, lace, linen, silver teapots. Antique farming machinery, office equipment, sulkies harness etc.

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