1904 Fairfield Von Heiden Upright Piano

The piano is historically significant as evidence of piano manufacturing in Australia prior to the World War I through to 1936, as it is possibly one of the last upright pianos, made by Carl von Heiden in his Sydney factory between 1904 and 1914. Continue reading

1975 Ed Kuepper’s Valeno Guitar

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

1920 Kankles Zither

The zither has historic significance as evidence of post World War 2 refugee migration to Australia and the traumatic experience of dislocation and separation from family. Continue reading

1880 Jindera Brass Tenor Horn

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