White painted Bakelite hard hat, Snowy Mountains Authority, Australia, c 1953-1954. Standard issue protective clothing for use on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric scheme. Continue reading
German carpenter’s guild scarf, Hagama, Germany, 1945. Large scarf owned by Karl Rieck in which he carried his carpenters tools. Continue reading
The Broken Hill Ottoman Flag is rare being unique and one a few items from the New Years Day attack at Broken Hill in 1915. Continue reading
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
The Villawood Migrant Hostel recipe books and dining equipment are historically significant as evidence of the daily ritual of communal dining at the Hostel from 1948 until the mid 1980s. Continue reading
The pincers are historically significant as they were made by Carl Konemann. The Konemanns’ are regarded as one of the early pioneering families in Fairfield, providing the essential services of horse shoeing, tool making and repairs and coach building. 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 1831 convict brinks are historically significant because Horsley House is the only Australian colonial house that can be directly related to Anglo-Indian architecture. Continue reading
Discover the 1865 painting of the entrance to Port Jackson titled Sydney Heads by German artist Eugene von Guérard. Continue reading
Discover the collection of objects from the German and Austrian refugees who transported to Australia on the SS Dunera and were later interred at Hay internment camp during World War II. Continue reading
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
The poster has historic value as evidence of post World War 2 mass migration and the attempt by the Australian government to build the nation’s population with European migrants. Continue reading
The coins have historic value as evidence of the events that surround the internment of POWs in Australia in World War 2 and the experience of the refugees and POWs life at the Hay POW camp. Continue reading
The German wagon in the Jindera collection is of historical significance as an unaltered original example of this style of wagon introduced to Australia by German settlers. Continue reading
Discover the timber cabin chest made in Germany from local timber. Continue reading
View the Jindera Pioneer Museum’s kitchen draining board associated with the local German community. Continue reading
The preserving pan is associated with the second phase of German farming and settlement in the Riverina and Australian domestic practice. Continue reading
The print of Kaiser Wilhelm II is significant for its associations with World War One and the surveillance and internment of members of the German community in the Riverina. Continue reading
The baptismal font has social significance as evidence of the role of religion in the lives of German settlers in the Riverina. Continue reading
See the silk wedding gown for Gertrude Pabst who lived in Germanton (later Holbrook) in the 1870s. Continue reading
Discover the framed memento made by German prisoners of war at the Berrima internee camp in 1916 for the Australian Military 20th Berrima Guard. Continue reading
Discover the carved box made by a German merchant seaman interred at Berrima Internment Camp in 1915.
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
See the collection of buttons that were discovered recently in the drain pipes at Trial Bay Gaol. The buttons are from the clothes of Australian military guards and German prisoners of war circa 1915.
Discover the photography frames used by World War 1 German POWs interned at the Trial Bay Gaol Internment Camp between 1915 and 1918 to take and develop photographs of the Camp, its environment and the activities that took place there.
Discover the Kodak film tank used by German POWs who where interred at Trial Bay Gaol between 1915-1918.
The Jewellery Box 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 lathe used by Trial Bay internees has aesthetic significance in the design and manufacture of toys for children interred at other internment camps.
Discover soft drink bottles from Bill Haberecht’s AVOR Quality Products Collection at the Museum of the Riverina. Continue reading