Museum of the Riverina: what’s on

PRETTY AS A PICTURE: Matilda Hillam's “All that glitters is not gold - a portrait of Hypomania" is part of the upcoming The art of healing exhibition. Picture: Contributed
PRETTY AS A PICTURE: Matilda Hillam's “All that glitters is not gold - a portrait of Hypomania" is part of the upcoming The art of healing exhibition. Picture: Contributed

THE museum is delighted to be the first to host Spy: Espionage in Australia – a touring exhibition from the National Archives of Australia.

Often cloaked in myth, the stories of spies are sometimes stranger than fiction. Spy: Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia, from Federation through to the present day.

Curated by the National Archives of Australia, in this exhibition you will see genuine spy equipment, surveillance images and candid interviews with Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) officers. 

You can play the part of a secret agent in the interactive family trail … test your skills at codebreaking and reading invisible ink.

Using objects from the National Archives of Australia, ASIO and other security organisations, the exhibition brings the stories of spies out of the shadows and into the light, supported by ASIO, the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia and National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program.

It opens Friday June 1 at the Museum’s Historic Council Chambers site (cnr Baylis and Morrow sts) Tuesday - Sunday until August 12.

Test your skills at codebreaking and reading invisible ink.

Historic Council Chambers Site

  • Temporarily closed for exhibition change over re-opens May 31.
  • The art of healing – art works by local people telling their stories of living with a range of mental health diagnoses. Developed in partnership by Sunflower House and the Primary Health Network’s Partners in Recovery program. Open until June 10.
  • Stories about Hope - Photos and multi-media works tell the stories of refugees including from an LGBTIQ perspective. Open June 18 to August 12.

Botanic Gardens Site: Kidzone, Sporting Hall of Fame, Worth Their Weight in Gold: Wagga Women In WWI, He Belonged To Wagga: Our ANZAC Story (1914-1919), People and Place: Gurwood street, Wagga Wagga, The Sauntering Emu & Other Stories, Tom Castro: The Man Who Never Was.