Social History Museum

The collection celebrates the culture, arts and crafts of the indigenous people of Oceania. It concentrates on Australia, the Torres Straits, New Guinea and island Melanesia, and to a lesser extent Polynesia and Micronesia. There are also some comparative holdings from such places as Africa and Southeast Asia. The collection covers many aspects of daily life, including hunting and gathering, fishing, body adornment, trade, ceremonial, tools and weaponry.18,000 ethnographic items, 6,000 archaeological items plus 6,000 photographs and 600 historic items
Our Chinchilla Museum has restored Pioneer cottage - fully furnished. Prickly Pear story from devastation to eradication. Traction steam engines, vintage motor vehicles, horse drawn vehicles, original Chinchilla state school, fully furnished - Two halls containing collection of Memorabilia of yesteryear: fully restored dairy and cream shed.Over 5,000 items on display, including farm machinery, horse drawn vehicles, well appointed library housing history of Chinchilla and its pioneers. First Chinchilla school (1883) on grounds containing early school memorabilia.
Fassifern District Historical Society oversees Templin Historical Village which consists of a country church, a store, house/office, school, dairy, slab hut and other museum buildings grouped around a central green to recreate a village atmosphere. The museum also has a collection of historical items and photographs.Estimated 10,000 items plus 5,000 photos
The museum displays a collection of photographs and artefacts of the social history of Townsville and district since the area's beginning in 1864.Estimated 3,000 plus photographs, with 3,000 artefacts
The building was a court house and then police station in Mt Chalmers, re-located to Emu Park in 1986. The collection comprises historical data of the town and district from its inception and includes photographs, artefacts, a library of rare books, collection of sea shells and coloured sands, rocks, crockery, relics, coins, family histories, military memorabilia, dolls and tools.Estimated 2,350 items plus 200 photographs
The museum is a collection of historical and contemporary photographs and written material showing the work of the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS). There are also various exhibits such as radios (including pedal radio), medical equipment and aviation instruments. A former RFDS Queenair aircraft is on display and is a highlight of the museum. A film "A Day in the Life of the Flying Doctor" is also shown half hourly.Estimated 200 items
Exhibits at the Chillagoe Historical Centre include a pictorial history of local smelting operations (1901-1943), large mineral samples and a detailed bottle collection, a butterfly collection, old coins and notes, old mining machinery, an entrance area paved with local marble, projectors from a local theatre, local pioneering family histories, Aboriginal and New Guinea artefacts, and old dentist's chair and cameras.Estimated 1,000 items
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre Museum is the home for Queensland's performing arts heritage collection. Located within the Performing Arts Centre at South Bank, Brisbane, the QPAC Museum presents a changing program of theatrically designed, free exhibitions in the Tony Gould Gallery and throughout the foyers of the Centre. A research service is available and access to the collection is provided by appointment.QPAC collects material about the performing arts in Queensland including costumes, set models, designs and drawings, photographs, programs, artefacts and recordings. To explore...
The museum features extensive local history collections, a large photographic collection depicting the history of Noosa Shire and a display of Aboriginal artefacts. The museum occupies the original shire council chambers built in 1910, and is situated in an historic timber town.
The Central Queensland Collection contains a wide range of materials relating to the Central Queensland area, which includes the area north to Sarina, south to Miriam Vale and west to the border. The collection is housed in the Southside Library under special conditions to ensure preservation. It includes both current and historical materials and caters for the needs of all researchers, both amateur and professional, including family historians. There are books, journals, photographs, newspapers, microforms, family, business and club records and Rockhampton City Council Archives. The...
Constructed completely out of timber, Wood Works is operated in partnership by the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and the Queensland Museum. The wide range of static and working displays include a steam-driven sawmill; bullock drays, timber snigging and haulage wagons; pit saw and crosscut saw demonstration area; a working blacksmith's shop; timber cutter's bark hut; a 1925 Republic winch truck; a springboard display; and pioneering forest hand tools display. On various occasions throughout the year WoodWorks runs steam-driven sawmill days which demonstrates the operations of a...
The Morven Historical Museum is housed in three buildings. A slab hut is used for machinery and hardware and such larger articles as an old manual wool press and stores a miscellaneous collection of old books and photographs, and local artefacts. The second building features a unique collection of finally crafted miniature buildings that were to be found in Morven in the early 1900's. Displayed in the third building is the Davey Packman working steam engine. These buildings are typical of many early Australian settlements and together depict the social history of Morven in this bygone era....
The powerstation, opened in 1921, is one of the few big country power generating stations which is virtually intact and has the fist coal-fired gas producer used in the Australian electricity industry. It was sited next to the artesian bore because of the requirement for water to cool the engines. The first units were Ruston and Hornsby gas engines powering DC equipment. Equipment on display includes gas producers, the first oil engine in the power station, gas suction engines, turbo charger and transformers. Also on display are photographs and a range of Longreach memorabilia, items from the...
The Cobb & Co Museum displays Australia's finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles, and can provide expert advice on the history and technology of Australian horse-drawn vehicles. Training programs are available in heritage trades, and conservation and accessioning for museum personnel. The Museum provides skill based learning programs for preschool, primary, secondary and special needs students. There is an extensive range of Cobb & Co Museum merchandise, publications, education resources, heritage maps, photographs and posters available through the bookshop's mail order catalogue...
The Cooktown Museum is a museum of maritime history with a focus on Cape York/Torres Strait Islands and the surrounding regions. The museum's collection is a tribute to seafaring men who brought civilisation to the Far North. The pioneering history, the gold rush, early cyclones, early discovery, shipping and Chinese migration are just some of the themes depicted in the museum's collection.The collection consists of over 300 photographs and newspaper cuttings; 600 marine specimens including a shell collection; 11 model ships; 5 anchors; 2 gold skips; 8 canoes and other maritime memorabilia.
The museum complex comprises the main building, barn, wash house, dairy, blacksmith's shop, butcher shop, settler's slab hut with detached kitchen, goods shed, railway carriage and trike, railway station, shire office and catering facilities. Our aims are the preservation of local history, items and objects. Many facets of life are depicted during peace, war, school, recreation, music, farming, timber getting and community life.District pioneer records, photographs and early settlement of Woocoo Shire. Large collection of implements, machinery and horse drawn vehicles. Hand work of pioneer...
Greycliffe is a wooden slab-construction 6-room homestead, originally constructed in the 1870s. This building is the main focus of the historical society's activities, as it houses a collection of furniture, utensils, photographs, documents and machinery that pertain to the history of the Callide Valley. Tours of Greycliffe are available by appointment. As well as the homestead, there is a blacksmith shop, and a shed housing the bullock dray, tip dray etc.Approximately 150-200 items (including photographs)
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...
Built in the 1890's Carbethon was moved from Haden to Crow's Nest and opened as a folk museum in 1979. Historic house 'Carbethon' is the centrepiece, featuring local history and agricultural items and situated in a pioneer village of fifteen buildings. Buildings in the complex include a working printery, wireless shop, butcher's shop, blacksmith's shop, machinery shed, photographer's studio, church, slab huts, and a one teacher replica school. Other displays include Aboriginal artefacts, a native beehive and an Aboriginal honey tree.Items and history of lifestyle from early settlement (1870'...
The museum comprises a museum building, cottage, lock-up and an extensive display of outside machinery.200 items of outside machinery

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