The collection consists of personal ephemera brought to Australia by Italian Women chain migrating to Australia between 1920 and the 1970s. Continue reading
The Greg Ritchie Negative Collection is a collection of over 3000 negatives featuring buildings and other sites in the City of Canterbury. Between 1990 and 1998 Canterbury City Council staff documented their day-to-day duties through photographs. Continue reading
The Bier stein and eisstock game piece are social and culturally significant. The German-Austrian Society of Australia Club was formed to assist Post World War II migrants to resettle into suburban Fairfield community life between 1945 and 1960, and fulfil an important social and cultural role in an alienating culture. Continue reading
The bank note has historical value as evidence of the 1988 Bicentennial celebrations and the recognition of the cultural diversity that had evolved in the Australian community up to that time. Continue reading
The dollhouse has historic significance as evidence of post World War 2 refugee migration to Australia and the traumatic experience of dislocation and separation from family.
See the electric guitar used by German born Ed Kuepper, legendary guitarist and song writher for the Saints and Laughing Clowns. The Saints feature on this Saturday’s episode of Classic Australian Albums on SBS television. Continue reading
Discover the record collection of the Griffith Continental Music Club that featured members such as Al Grassby who was the Club’s early radio announcer. Continue reading
The tokens are a significant marker of a comparatively short historical phase of liquor licensing laws and of the colourful role of Italian social clubs important to Griffith Italian life. Continue reading
These tools of trade of Virginio Davi, who was a boot maker in Griffith in the early 1950s, are historically significant as evidence of a cottage trade transferred to Australia. Continue reading
Discover the Friendship Stick made by Gavin Flick, Alanna Rose and Jai Rose for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Continue reading
The surfboard has historical significance because of it links to the explosion of new surfboard designs, the development of teen surfer subculture in the 1960s. Continue reading
Discover soft drink bottles from Bill Haberecht’s AVOR Quality Products Collection at the Museum of the Riverina. Continue reading
Discover the 12 string electric guitar Harry Vanda played with the Easybeats during their heyday. The Easybeats are regarded as Australia’s greatest pop band from the 1960s and formed from a group of migrant teenagers living at the Villawood Migrant Hostel.