This collection of implements have historical and technological significance as they demonstrate the skills of ‘making do’ – improvising and modifying tools to make the heavy work of cultivating bananas easier. Continue reading
The butter churn and pat have historic and technological significance as they demonstrate the labour intensive nature of early dairying and butter making and the impact that technological developments such as the cream separator and butter churn and improvements in rail and road transport had on the industry. Continue reading
This cane stripper has historical and technological significance in that it demonstrates the the hard manual labour involved in planting, cutting and loading sugar cane before mechanisation of the sugar industry, first of planting and loading sugar cane and later of harvesting the crop.
The Cash register has historic significance as it represents the continuing role of Chinese families in retailing in country New South Wales, well into the second half of the twentieth century. Continue reading
The cane knife is historically significant as evidence of the manual labour of the many South Sea Islanders, Indians and migrants from Europe who were the backbone of the sugar industry in northern NSW. Continue reading
The milk jug is historically significant becasue of its association with the Greek owned Civic Café in Murwillumbah Continue reading
Syrup dispenser and Cash register from the Tweed Fruit Exchange, Murwillumbah. Continue reading