February 28, 2015

The ENCOUNTERS PROJECT - Historic indigenous objects return to Australia

Historic indigenous objects return to Australia

A collection of rare objects, including a shield thought to have been picked up by Captain Cook in 1770, are set to return to Australia for the first time.
The exhibition is part of a new deal signed between the National Museum of Australia and the British Museum.
It will feature 151 indigenous objects, most of which have not been seen in Australia since they were collected.
National Museum director Mathew Trinca said the exhibition will "encourage Australians to consider their history".
'Remarkable treasures' "This is an important exhibition for our nation. It includes objects from the very earliest contacts between indigenous and non-indigenous people in this country right to the present day," Mr Trinca told the Canberra Times.
He said displaying the "remarkable treasures" was the culmination of "an extraordinary process of consultation with 25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia over several years".
Peter Yu, chair of the National Museum Indigenous Advisory Committee, said: "Addressing these sometimes confronting issues and exploring the complex history of early encounters... is a crucial component of reconciliation."
The Encounters exhibition will open in November. It will be followed in 2016 by the British Museum's acclaimed A History of the World in 100 Objects and the third exhibition of the series will come to Canberra in 2018.
Arts Minister George Brandis welcomed the "significant" partnership, saying it will give Australians "a remarkable opportunity to view objects from the world's oldest national public museum".
"It will also encourage cultural exchange and provide a platform to showcase our rich Australian heritage to audiences overseas," he added.
The iconic Yumari canvas by renowned Papunya artist Uta Uta Tjangala is one of the National Museum objects being sent to the British Museum to be part of a sister exhibition.
Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation, which opens in London in April, is the first in the UK devoted to the history and culture of both Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders

Click on Encounters exhibition to explore this Project.

Details of Workshop and Exhibition below.   


Workshop: 16–17 March 2015
Workshop with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives to discuss the Encounters exhibition and the Museum’s broader engagement with Indigenous communities.
Exhibition opens: 26 November 2015
Encounters opens at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
Conference: February 2016
Encounters conference at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
Exhibition closes: 28 March 2016
Encounters exhibition closes at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

February 26, 2015

Workshop - Museum security

Ref: Elaine Kaldy, President, Central Tablelands Chapter of Museums Australia

January 29, 2015

Lithgow's Roaring 20’s weekend

Lithgow is having a Roaring 20’s weekend in February with a Gowns and Glamour Ball on Saturday 14 Feb and a Garden Party at Eskbank House on Sunday 15 Feb 2015

I would really appreciate it if you could pop up the poster on your notice boards and perhaps send on to your contacts who might be interested in either event.


Wendy Hawkes | Cultural Development Officer
Community & Culture | LITHGOW CITY COUNCIL

January 12, 2015

Capturing Memories: Oral History in the Digital Age

Meet the presenters, both members of Oral History NSW:

Louise Darmody
Louise’s greatest passion and career goal is to record life stories.  Born into a family run hotel in north eastern Victoria, Louise learned at an early age the value of eliciting and sharing great yarns. She is very keen to help you record those stories that are so precious.

Prior to establishing Sound Memories which focuses on oral history and documentary-making, Louise worked for ABC Radio for 13 years as a news reporter, editor, program maker and producer. She has produced over thirty documentaries for individual and corporate clients and many of the original interviews from these projects are housed in the NSW State Library and the National Library of Australia.

Andrew Host 

Andrew has worked in the sound recording industry since 1980, and was active in sound recording and editing when analogue audio gave way to digital. In 1993, Andrew became a pioneer in CD recording, purchasing one of the first CD recorders in Australia. Andrew's current work includes digitisation from old audio and video formats and the preservation of old recordings.

December 11, 2014

World War OneLink

A project which directs focus to the exposition of WWI celebrations is World War One Link. An initiative of Inside History Magazine, World War One Link is a register of projects taking place across Australia during the centenary of WWI.

The website is designed to capture and record the range of commemorative projects that explore the ways in which the Great War shaped our nation. Use the website to find out what’s on where, and as a resource about the war itself.

Read more . . .

November 26, 2014

Statement of principles for the recognition of volunteers

Statement of principles for the recognition of volunteers 

Promote fairness, respect and dignity in your organisation by following these principles.

  • This organisation demonstrates a commitment to best practice in volunteer management and all our people respect and support this commitment.
  • Our volunteers are involved in the life of the organisation and are included in decisions that affect them.
  • This organisation provides volunteers with clarity about their roles and is clear about expectations and policies that impact on their roles.
  • Our volunteers respect the roles of everyone in the organisation.
  • This organisation recognises and celebrates the contribution of volunteers.
  • Our volunteers are provided with training and professional development for their roles.
  • This organisation provides all our people with the opportunity to resolve disputes with respect and dignity.


NEED MORE INFORMATION? VISIT: volunteering.nsw.gov.au

Volunteer-friendly organisations are able to Adopt the Principles and demonstrate their commitment to their volunteers.
Released on 13 May 2013 by The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Citizenship and Communities.

2014 IMAGinE winner - Rebecca Pinchin

Rebecca Pinchin was Regional Services Manager at the Powerhouse Museum (PHM) for 13 years. In this capacity she incorporated regional services into the PHM’s strategic plan, and worked at a senior level with the Director, managers, curators and other staff across the museum. Her tireless campaigning for regional and community museums resulted in small museums gaining acccess to a wide range of in-house Powerhouse skills and services including, conservation services, strategic planning, exhibition design, and marketing.

Under Rebecca's guidance, Regional Services has had significant impact on museums across NSW, as well as on PHM staff who, in working with small museums have increased their knowledge and developed genuine appreciation of local and regional collections and their importance.

Rebecca led the team that developed the award-winning Australian Dress Register which documented the history and significance of hundreds of garments in museums and family collections providing an important repository of information, capturing vulnerable histories, and making little known collections accessible on-line.

November 20, 2014

National Trust Heritage Festival 2015

Registrations for the National Trust Heritage Festival 2015 are now open

The National Trust Heritage Festival will take place from the 11 April - 26 May 2015. Celebrating 35 years as the longest running community festival, it' because of organisations like yours that the festival keeps growing, attracting tourists from all over Australia and overseas.

'Conflict and Compassion' is the theme for the 2015 National Trust Heritage Festival; it has shaped who we are and helped a new multicultural nation evolve.

In 2015, Australia commemorates the centenary of the ANZACs. For many Australians, the battle of Gallipoli is inextricably linked with our national identity. But how else does conflict and compassion shape our nation?

From our Indigenous history to the centenary of World War I, the 2015 National Trust Heritage Festival will explore the human side of war, rebellion, sacrifice and endurance, and the extraordinary stories of courage and compassion that come from the horror of conflict and strife.

It is free to register a heritage related event for the festival.

40,000 copies of the printed guide will be distributed throughout NSW, to libraries, councils, tourist information centres, event participants and to all of our members. The Heritage Festival also provides free publicity to encourage people to attend your events and to give you greater exposure. To register your event click here

November 7, 2014

Regional Stakeholder Forum 2014

Book now for Regional Stakeholder Forum 2014

Friday 14 November 2014, 9am – 4pm (registration from 8.30am)
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo

This annual forum is an opportunity for regional collecting institutions to come together to converse on topics of interest. The forum will consider sustainability, technological change and partnerships.

Download the full program (PDF)

Download the speakers and synopses (PDF)

Entry is FREE, but bookings are essential: http://from.ph/6u1

Any questions? Contact Deborah Vaughan, Program Producer (Regional) on ph 92170104 or email

Complimentary morning/afternoon tea and a light lunch are included

Presented by the Powerhouse Museum in partnership with

                       Museums & Galleries of NSW

October 31, 2014

Farm Magic

Farm Magic

Broadcast: 12/10/2014 12:51:42 PM
Reporter: Fiona Breen

Woodbury House, in Tasmania, has long been a crumbling reminder of another time. Empty for decades, this prominent 19th Century homestead was falling into ruin when Queensland heritage expert Alan Cooper drove past while on holiday.

To see the Landline program click here.

Do we have similar records (photos or videos) in the Central Tablelands area?

October 28, 2014

History Week 2015

History Week 2015
War, Nationalism and Identity

We are delighted to announce the new theme for History Week 2015 - War, Nationalism and Identity. Registrations for events and speaker connect will open in early November, 2014.


How does war shape ideas of nation and identity? Is baptism on the battlefield a prerequisite of nationhood and a sense of national identity? What are the roles of ideas and political movements in creating and shaping nation states? In 2015 the theme of History Week will focus on the history of nation building, nationalism and national identity as the products of both peaceful and violent processes, focussing on generals and politicians, constitution makers and revolutionaries.

tory Week will take place between 5- 13 September 2015.


October 25, 2014

Two years after the launch of the War Heroes Project on 11 November 2011,  the book is at the printers!

The book contains short biographies of over 1200 servicemen and women from Lithgow & District who served in World War I.  Photographs, sketches and newspaper articles are included where possible.

The book launch will be on 9th November 2014 at Club Lithgow at 1:30 p.m.

Further details are on the above invitation.

There will be copies of the book for sale at the launch, and these can be ordered in advance by completing an order form available from the Society's website or Facebook page.

Jan Saundercock

Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc
PO Box 516

Resource Centre: Cnr Tank & Donald Streets, Lithgow
Open Hours: Tuesday nights 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
First Saturday of each month (except January) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Website: www.lisp.com.au/~ldfhs

September 28, 2014

Gastronomy in the Museum: interpretation and programming through food

Hello Museum people.

I have been asked to give you notice of the following workshops.

Kind regards Elaine Kaldy President Central table lands Chapter of Museums Australia

Gastronomy in the Museum: interpretation and programming through food

24 October 2014

The Master Class is aimed at anyone working in museums.

Jacqui Newling, resident gastronome and assistant Interpretation curator from Sydney Living Museums is presenting a Museums’ Master class, Jacqui runs SLM’s Colonial gastronomy public programs, Jacqui is working with Villages of the Heart program with Orange Council and Central NSW Museums.

In this full day interactive program, participants will learn to develop interpretation concepts from their museums’ food-related collections and local community heritage, themes and stories. The master class has a strong focus on audience development and advocacy through activating the museum experience through visitor engagement, education and public programming.

Bookings are available through museum@orange.nsw.gov.au or Alison Russell on 63938170 by 7 October 2014 and are essential. Cost is $30.00.

Further information: http://www.centralnswmuseums.com.au/wp/2014/09/01/gastronomy-in-the- museum-interpretation-and-programming-through-food/ or email arussell@orange.nsw.gov.au

VIM Grants: Participants can make an application for a Leg Up Grant. Two participants are eligible to attend on the one application. Go to the M&G NSW website for more information or phone Margot on toll free number 1800114311

Please note The Australian National Field Days and Wine Week are held on this date, if you are having trouble with accommodation, please contact Alison.

These other training programme is in the planning stages
Mosaic Collection Management Database Training in Wagga Wagga, 10-11 February 2015

Do you have Mosaic installed at your museum, but are unsure how to use it? Have you had Mosaic training in the past, but have now forgotten the basics?

I’m thinking of holding two Mosaic training courses, both catering for beginners, on 10 & 11 February next year.
Each course will accommodate a maximum of 12 people.

I’d like to see if there is any interest out there for this training – and whether we need to hold two courses.

To help me get an idea of numbers, could you let me know if you’d be interested please? Rachael Vincent Regional Museum office Museum of the Riverina Phone 6126926 Mobile 0405773770 email Vincent Rachael@wagga.nsw.gov.au

 Save the date

The Gordon Darling Foundation and Museums Australia are happy to announce the dates for the next Museum Leadership Program to be held in 2015. Professor Jeanne Liedtka OAM will return as the MLP 
Program Director.

Museum Leadership Program 
4 - 9 October 2015

Register your interest in the program by emailing Lee Scott, Museums Australia National Office, at:

Further information will be available on the MA website and announced in 
MA e-Bulletins as it comes to hand.

The Central Tablelands Chapter of museums Australia will be holding a workshop on Museum Security on the 14 March 2015 hosted by7 the Kandos historical Society further information contact the Co-ordinator Elaine Kaldy at hazelgrove@sharpdsl.com

September 25, 2014



Dr Roslyn Russell - Photograph courtesy: Dr Roslyn Russell
There will be something for everyone at the upcoming Conducting Significance Assessments Workshop, which is being held on 6 November 2014 at History House. This is an all-day workshop (10.00am – 3.30pm) and lunch is included in the $60.00 fee. It is being held in collaboration with the Professional Historians Association and the Australian Society of Archivists (NSW Branch).

We are most fortunate that historian and curator Dr Roslyn Russell who co-authored, with Kylie Winkworth, Significance 2.0: A guide to assessing the significance of collections (2009), the accepted methodology for significance assessment in Australia, will be presenting this workshop. Dr Russell has undertaken significance assessments of social history and visual arts collections and conducts workshops around Australia and overseas.

For historians and archivists wanting to develop new skills for their professional development this will be an opportunity to learn about significance assessment methodology and criteria and their applications in collection management. At the end of the day they will be ready to write a statement of significance for either a single object or an entire collection.
For the more experienced who have carried out significance assessments in the past, this will be an opportunity to hone your skills and contribute to the discussion.
If you are a member of an historical society planning to engage a consultant to undertake a Significance Assessment you will also find this workshop very helpful. You will receive lots of useful advice on the steps you will need to take in preparing for the assessment as well as the same guidance as the likely cost estimate and the format of the Significance Assessment report that you can expect to receive from the consultant.

September 24, 2014

The Wolgan Valley Railway

Shay locomotive on the Wolgan Valley railway
The Wolgan Valley Railway 

Shortly after his retirement from the NSW Department of Public Works Deane was engaged as a consultant by the Commonwealth Oil Company to manage the design and construction of a private railway in the NSW Wolgan Valley to provide access to their shale oil works at Newnes. 
     The railway is approximately 50 km long, linking with the western line of the NSW Railways at Clarence Junction in the Blue Mountains. It mainly follows the course of the valley hemmed in by precipitous cliffs. Deane concluded that it was inevitable that the railway would require 5 chain curves and 1 in 25 grades. Two short tunnels would be required. The volume of freight to be handled would be around 1,000 tons per day, which with the heavy grades, ruled out a narrow gauge line as being in- adequate for the task. 
     The choice of locomotives was an important issue. No locomotives in Australia at the time would be suitable for regular use on the line. Deane found that there were several designs of locomotive in service in Europe and North America that could meet the requirements. His preference was for the American Shay locomotive which had several desirable features: it had great hauling power, because the whole of its weight, both engine and tender, were available for adhesion; unlike conventional locomotives it was geared, so a very even turning force was applied of the wheels and it was able to start easily on the ruling grade; it had a very short rigid wheel base which enabled it to traverse very sharp curves; the length of the boiler tubes was very short, a little over 3 m, so the difference of the water in the boiler level in the boiler on steep grade was not serious. Its only disadvantage was that to avoid excessive vibration, speed must be limited to around 25km per hour. The Shay locomotive was a unique design with three cylinders vertically mounted beside the boiler, which was offset from the centre line of the locomotive. An articulated shaft and gears transmitted the power to all the wheels on the locomotive and tender. 
     The conference of engineers-in-chief that Deane chaired in 1903 met in Melbourne, and was requested in March of that year by the Common- wealth Minister for Home Affairs to review a large amount of information that had been accumulated about the proposed Trans Australia railway. Deane as chairman was to formally report its findings and recommenda- tions. Dean submitted his final report in July advising the Minister that the line should be standard gauge and follow a route from Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta via Tarcoola. It could be constructed in three to four years at a cost of just over £5 million, and by the tenth year turn an annual profit of £18,000 on a revenue of £400,000.
Shay locomotive on the Wolgan Valley railway

     Four of these locomotives were imported for operating on the line. For most of its operating life there was one train per day with a load of 400 tons, double headed over the steepest part of the line. It left Newnes at 8.30 am and retuned at 4.30 pm. This one train carried both freight and passengers. For a brief period in 1909 there were two trains per day.
     Most of the railway was laid with second hand 75 lb double headed rails purchased from NSW Railways and the remainder of the line was laid with rather lighter second hand flat bottomed rails from Tasmanian Railways. 
     The railway opened in 1907. There were serious delays in commissioning the works at Newnes, and initially the products carried on the line were not oil produsts refined at Newnes but metallurgical coke and shale for retorting elsewhere. The first refined oil was despatched in 1911. These operations were not profitable and the works closed in 1913, with train service reduced to one train per week. Various efforts were made over the years to achieve profitable operations at Newnes, but none was successful. The railway was abandoned before World War II. The rails were taken up during the war and sent to Tobruk.

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September 20, 2014

HERITAGE September-October 2014

Food for thought ................... Editor’s note
Carpe diem - literally speaking - “seize the day”! Take every opportunity, and don’t put all your trust in tomorrow.

Do we really realise how lucky we are in the opportunities that avail us to experience history today? Everywhere we turn, there are community groups and individuals offering experiences through seminars, collections, tours and publications about our past.

Family history groups and historical societies, museums individuals and tourist organisations abound throughout the country, where dedicated members “work” to collect, store and disseminate information about where we came from, how we reached these shores and how Australia developed from a simple colony to the nation we know today. I say “work” because to them it is often not work but a labour of love.

With the passing of John Leary OAM, it would seem timely to look back and see where we of BMACHO have come from in fostering these opportunities. BMACHO commenced in 2006 with the aim to foster and support cultural heritage activities related to the Blue Mountains. To revisit the Objects of the Constitution: 

 1. To raise public consciousness of the value of cultural heritage.
2. To encourage and assist the cultural heritage activities of member organisations. 3. To initiate and support cultural heritage activities not already covered by member organisations.

BMACHO seeks to take every opportunity to bring together many groups to share information and promote culture and heritage throughout the greater Blue Mountains area and beyond. In light of this the most current initiative is our Heritage Trail project. Our diverse membership uniquely blends the skills and resources of historical, cultural and heritage groups, major tourist attractions, gardens and galleries. We need to promote our collective skills and assets to the widest possible audience.

BMACHO is taking up the challenge and is producing a high quality Heritage Trail leaflet and trail map for distribution through Visitors’ Centres, historical societies, family history societies and museums, with contribution from BMACHO members. In addition, a dedicated website which presents the map and detailed contacts, for all BMACHO members, is also envisaged, in due course.

The Heritage Trail would incorporate open days for BMACHO member groups perhaps quarterly, proceeding along the Great Western Highway from Emu Plains to Lithgow, and up the Bells Line of Road from the Hawkesbury to Lithgow. If visitors can see the premises open on the Common Open Days, they can plan a trail that is comfortable for them to travel in a day.

Not every member group has premises, but those without may be able to use a hall or library to facilitate visitors. Even if a member is not able to participate in the Common Open Days, they can list their opening hours on the leaflet.

Funding is to be generated through corporate sponsorship and through participant’s participation fees. The launch of the project should be later in early 2015.

In the meantime, BMACHO will continue to collect and share information and events through this Newsletter. News items are always welcome, from the smallest note to articles in the order of 1500 words. Photographs will always help to illustrate the story and should be sent as separate files. Please direct any items to the editor pmoppett@gmail.com or to the secretary jkoperberg@bigpond.com

Patsy Moppett
Heritage Newsletter Editor
Blue Mountains Association of Cultural & Heritage Organisations Inc

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September 9, 2014

Recognising 50 years since the closure of the Lithgow State Coal Mine


Recognising 50 years since the closure of the Lithgow State Coal Mine

On 13 October 1964 the Downcast Shaft of the Lithgow State Coal Mine was sealed permanently. This marked the end of an enterprise that had operated since the dark years of the Great War.

The mine site is significant as it was the first government coal mine opened in New South Wales in the 20th century and it also has an important place in industrial relations history of the Australian coalfields.

To recognise 50 years since the closure of the mine the City of Greater Lithgow Mining Museum Inc is hosting an informal luncheon in the State Mine Bath House from 11:30am on Saturday 18 October 2014.

Guests of honour will include Paul Toole, MLA for Bathurst and Minster for Local Government, Maree Statham, Mayor of Lithgow and Wayne McAndrew, General Vice-President, CFMEU Mining and Energy Division.

We invite former State Mine workers and their families to attend. Entry will be by donation. If you wish to attend please notify us through our facebook page: Lithgow State Mine Museum or by contacting the museum on 6353 1513.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Yours faithfully

Ray Christison
The City of Greater Lithgow Mining Museum Inc

10 September 2014

Sydmouth Valley House visit


The Homestead was built in 1826 by Robert Lowe in the Sydmouth Valley through which William Cox constructed his road to Bathurst. Robert Lowe received the grant of 2,000 acres of land and the service of 20 convicts by Governor Macquarie in recognition of his services as a magistrate for the Bathurst district.

Ann Webb purchased the property in 1871 for her youngest son, Thomas Bernard Webb, and the Webb family descendants have continued to occupy the property ever since.

The Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc has arranged for the current owners Kevin Webb and Lynne Woods to conduct a tour of inspection of the handmade brick homestead and the old world cottage garden on Saturday 11 October 2014, be followed by Devonshire Morning tea.

The tour group will meet at the Tarana Hotel at 9 a.m. and following the tour there is an option to return to the Tarana Hotel for lunch, at your own expense.

The cost of the tour and morning tea is $15 which must be paid before 5 October 2014 at Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc, Ewen Smith Memorial Hall, Cnr Tank & Donald Streets, Lithgow during the Resource Centre opening hours or by post to The Secretary, PO Box 516, Lithgow.

September 6, 2014

Regional services program for 2015

Regional services program for 2015

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September 3, 2014

Bathurst 2015 Celebrations & BATHEX Exhibition


This is the first of a series of e-newsletters to be produced in a series that will promote Bathurst’s upcoming 200th Anniversary, the BATHEX 2015 Bicentenary Collectables, Gem and Mineral Exhibition - Bathurst Remembers 200 Years of History and other various functions and exciting activities which will take place throughout next year.

BATHEX stands for ‘Bathurst Exhibition’ which has been going in Bathurst every two or three years since 1988. It follows somewhat along the lines of the historic Bathurst Juvenile Industrial Exhibition which ran from 2nd to the 9th November, 1881, some 134 years ago next year.

This e-newsletter is to assist in promoting BATHEX 200 and other events taking place during the year- long celebrations next year as Bathurst marks its 200th birthday.

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Hartley Walks and Exhibition

September 2, 2014

Report on CTC of MA workshop 16 Aug 2014

Central Tablelands Chapter N.S.W of Museums Australia

A very successful workshop on Aboriginal protocols for Museums was held by the Central Tablelands Chapter of Museums Australia on Saturday 16th of August at the Golden Memories Museum in Millthorpe and was hosted by the Millthorpe and District Historical Society.

The leading Presenter was Phil Gordon the Aboriginal Heritage Project Officer Anthropology Research at the Australian Museum in Sydney.

Phil Gordon preparing the Power Point Presentation before the workshop began

Phil presentation covered the many issues facing museums on how to display, store and handle Aboriginal objects that museum’s may have in their collections.

The workshop also focused on Developing a Community Practice: Museums and Reconciliation in Australia from the book Museums, Society, Inequality by Lynda Kelly and Phil Gordon.

Museum’s Australia’s Aboriginal Protocols Titled “Continuous Cultures, Ongoing Responsibilities was made available to members

This document is on the Principles and Guidelines for Australian Museums working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage.

A copy of this document is available on the Museum’s Australia wed site or by contacting Elaine Kaldy at hazelgrove@sharpdsl.com.

In support of the Workshop a committee of 7 People from The Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council attended the workshop. This Committee was lead by Neil Ingram whom performed a touching Welcome to Country ceremony.

Left to right front row John Gerard and Doug Sutherland. Back row Greg Ingram Terry McLean Uncle Pat Neil Ingram, members of Orange Local Aborigine Land Council
Phil Gordon, Aboriginal Heritage Project Officer Anthropology Research at the Australian Museum in Sydney. Elaine Kaldy President of Central Tablelands Chapter of Museums Australia and Brain Turnbull from the Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council

After lunch an inspection and a talk was given by Elaine Kaldy about the Golden Memories Museum’s Display WIRADIJURI DREAMING and the Museum’s collection of Aboriginal objects.

This was followed by a presentation of the Dabee project which is being funded by the Department of Heritage and Conservation and Moolarben mine.

Presenters were Lyne Syme and Colin Jones Project managers.

This display is planned as a travelling exhibition so that local schools and Museums can host this exhibition that relate to the early Aboriginal occupation and history of Dabee Wiradijuri people’s.

For details of the touring display contact Colin Jones on the following link oldcuriosityshopmud@bigpond.com