Talking Machines reaches across generations to give a voice to dormant farm machinery and capture the story of Australia's industrial past.
Focusing on dormant farm machinery in 11 museum collections across the Riverina, the stories of generations of men and women who farmed the region were recorded and preserved along with the important role mechanisation played in their lives. Each of the participating Museums contributed their machines and knowledge to the project, which was coordinated by the Museum of the Riverina, in Wagga Wagga.
See long-retired machines at work digging, cutting, shearing, sorting, harvesting and more. Hear from people who still remember using them, as they recount how Riverina's unforgiving landscape was turned into a food bowl.
11 Museums across the Riverina region of NSW contributed their machines and knowledge to the project, which was coordinated by the Museum of the Riverina, in Wagga Wagga.
To find out more vist the website: www.talkingmachines.org.au
The participating museums are:
- Batlow Museum
- Cootamundra Heritage Centre
- Greens Gunyah in Lockhart
- Junee Broadway Museum
- Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga
- Pioneer Women's Hut in Tumbarumba
- Temora Rural Museum
- Tumut Museum
- Weethalle Whistle-stop Arts Centre & Museum
- Wyalong Museum
- The Up-to-Date Store, Coolamon.
Experience the hardships of early pioneers and the drive of visionary Herbert Velvin Smith (OBE ...Tumbarumba Road, Batlow, NSW, 2730, Australia
Cootamundra Heritage Centre opened in August 2001 and is housed in the former 1927 built ...Hovell Street, Cootamundra, NSW, 2590, Australia
Greens Gunyah Museum has an extensive range of historical artefacts, photography and machinery on display ...45 Urana Street, Lockhart, NSW, 2656, Australia
For railways Buffs Junee holds many fascinations but for you, the casual traveller, the Junee ...Broadway, Junee, NSW, 2663, Australia
The Museum of the Riverina provides a regular program of travelling exhibitions with a diversity ...Corner of Baylis and Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650, Australia
The Pioneer Women’s Hut is a free museum committed to preserving rural women’s ...449 Wagga Road, Tumbarumba, NSW, 2653, Australia
The Temora Rural Museum is the centerpiece of Temora’s vibrant new social heritage precinct ...29 Junee Road, Temora, NSW, 2666, Australia
The Tumut Museum is managed by the members of the Tumut & District Historical Society which ...63 Capper Street, Tumut, NSW, 2720, Australia
Weethalle boasts a number of attractions and the town is most famous for the Weethalle ...Railway Street, Weethalle, NSW, 2669, Australia
Situated in the historic Wyalong Courthouse, the Museum is managed by volunteers of Bland District ...69 Neeld Street, Wyalong, NSW, 2671, Australia
Designed and built to serve the people of the Coolamon district, the Up to Date ...Corner Loughnan st and Cowabbie Street, Coolamon, NSW, 2701, Australia
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