Discover the bullock bell known as the Wagga Pot. The bell is one of many made in the 1870s by German migrant August Menneke at his Wagga blacksmith shop for bullock drivers in the Riverina area. Continue reading
The set of cow horn funnels is significant for its association with the settlement of the Lockhart/Milbrulong area of the Riverina by German farming families. Continue reading
The lathe used by Trial Bay internees has aesthetic significance in the design and manufacture of toys for children interred at other internment camps.
The Gaol Cell Door is a part of a collection of objects integral to the fabric of the Trial Bay Gaol heritage site and provides the distinctive character of the place. Continue reading
The banner’s historic value lies in its relationship to the themes of the gold rush experience, racial antagonism, the fear of the exotic and unknown, and ideologies that culminated in the first act of the newly Federated Commonwealth of Australia, the 1901 Immigration Restriction Act. Continue reading
The prison record is historically significant as it provides material evidence and insight into the experience and activities of non-Anglo groups in colonial society. Continue reading
Discover the book ‘The Gentle Art of Photography’. The book was used by the internees at Trial Bay Gaol to take and develop photographs of the Trial Bay Camp. Continue reading
The jinker is historically significant as a tangible link to the early timber clearing and milling activities undertaken by German migrant communities in the Currawarna/Berry Jerry area of the Riverina.
Discover the tenor horn used in the German Brass Band at Jindera NSW between 1880 and 1910. The Jindera Brass Band tenor horn is associated with the second phase of German settlement in the Riverina. Continue reading
Discover the cell door from Berrima Gaol where German POWs were interred between 1915-1918. Continue reading
The opium tins are part of a larger collection of objects integral to the story of the Chinese on the goldfields and the establishment of regional Chinese communities. Continue reading
Discover the Race to the Australian Goldfields board game c.1850s where travellers race to get bags of gold – or fail in the Australian gold rush.
The wax casts are historically significant because they interpret the story and provide evidence of the experience of those quarantined at the North Head Quarantine Station. Continue reading
Discover the leather brief case of Sir Henry Parkes.
The trunk is historically significant as an object directly related to the journey of a German migrant of the late 19th century from Hamburg to South Australia and then to the Riverina. Continue reading
The North Head Quarantine Station post office stamp is historically significant because it is evidence of the experience of those quarantined at the North Head Quarantine Station. Continue reading
Laws directly aimed at restricting the influx of Chinese were passed in New South Wales in 1881 and 1887… Continue reading