THE museum team are getting excited about a special visitor in two weekend’s time.
We would love you to join us on Saturday, August 29, from 10.30am to 11.30am as we welcome one of Australia's best-known broadcasters and journalists, Mike Carlton.
Mike will discuss his most recent book, First Victory.
Mike has had a life-long passion for Naval history and this is the story of the first victory for HMAS Sydney and Australian troops, against the German raider Emden, in the early days of World War I.
This public program will mark the opening of the exhibition War at Sea: The Navy in WWI.
This exhibition will be on display from Friday, August 28 until Sunday, November 22 at the Museum’s Historic Council Chambers site, on the corner of Baylis and Morrow streets.
If you would like to join us with special guest Mike Carlton please RSVP for this FREE event by phoning 6926 9655 or emailing email@example.com.
THIS weekend, Sunday, August 16, marks 150 years since the birth date of local icon Dame Mary Gilmore.
The museum held a special birthday celebration last Saturday and launched its newest exhibition to celebrate this milestone.
The exhibition 150 years of Dame Mary Gilmore: Dreaming of newer note pays tribute to Dame Mary Gilmore (August 16, 1865 to December 3, 1962).
Featuring recollections of both the everyday and the extraordinary from her book Old Days: Old Ways, many of these thought-provoking, moving memories are set in and around the Wagga district.
This exhibition, curated by Maree Brassil, will be on display at the Historic Council Chambers site from Friday, August 7 until Sunday, November 22.
At the museum’s Botanic Gardens site you can also explore the many fascinating layers of history to be found in Fitzmaurice and Baylis streets with recorded memories, photographs and objects relating to the businesses and people who have made their lives there.
Now featured as a semi-permanent exhibition at the Museum's Botanic Gardens site People and Place was curated by Dr Nancy Blacklow in partnership with Charles Sturt University Regional Archives.
Dame Mary Gilmore’s insight into the changing landscape of the Riverina during her life is captured in the enchanting exhibition The Sauntering Emu & other stories: Life with the Birds of the Riverina.
As a young girl, nationally acclaimed local writer Dame Mary Gilmore observed teams of horses and bullocks working to change the Riverina landscape.
She likened these teams to the migratory flights of birds – birds the Wiradjuri people knew so well.
This exhibition features rare and remarkable images and objects, a wealth of local bird species, plus a selection of beautiful poems and observations by Dame Mary Gilmore.
This semi-permanent exhibition is on display at the Museum’s Botanic Gardens site, Lord Baden Powell drive.
If you would like to reflect on the life of Dame Mary Gilmore, this exhibition would be a lovely way to spend some of this Sunday, August 16, 150 years since her birth.
Image: Hero image Australian submarine
Image: Ploughs for Wagga Emu
Caption: Clyde-Whitlock ploughs on train carriages bound for Wagga Wagga, 1912, Museum of the Riverina Collection. Part of the exhibition The Sauntering Emu & other stories: Life with the Birds of the Riverina.
150 Years Of Dame Mary Gilmore: Dreaming Of Newer Note - Until Sunday, November 22
Worth Their Weight In Gold: Wagga Women In Wwi
He Belonged To Wagga: Our Anzac Story (1914-1919)
People And Place: Fitzmaurice And Baylis Streets, Wagga Wagga
From Barbed Wire To Boundary Fences: The Soldier Settlers Of Tarcutta And Wantabadgery (1917 - 1949)
The Sauntering Emu & Other Stories: Life With The Birds Of The Riverina
Tom Castro: The Man Who Never Was
Wagga Wagga Sporting Hall Of Fame
Nurse Burke: Riverina Midwife
The Curious Collection Of Sylvia Seccombe
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