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.

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.

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