Finding a family at 13

Finding a home at 13

Here at M&G NSW we've been talking about these little video stories from the inspired people at Evans Head Museum. They teamed up with ABC Open to tell some of the stories from their area.

This little gem is the moving story of Dorothy Silvertsen who left home at the age of 13 left home to work in a boarding house. At 15 she sold her pushbike to take a train to Brisbane and ended up working in the airfield mess hall at Evans Head as kitchen hand. It was there she found a much needed family.

Based on a single photo these stories are social documentary, biography and human interest stories all at once. Definitely a recipe for success.

Don't just watch it here, get along and meet the some of the local stories for yourself at the Evans Head Museum.

In this article

Evans Head Living Museum

Northern Rivers

Museums & Galleries of NSW helps small-medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres create exciting experiences for visitors and, through this, thriving local NSW communities. We don't run museums, galleries and cultural centres but we care about those who do. We develop their skills, connect them with others in the industry, provide funding, point visitors their way, and give them access to ground-breaking exhibitions.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Stay in touch


Our latest e-news is packed with news, events, and exhibition info.