Author Archives: Jason

THE RED WOOLLEN PETTICOAT – temporary exhibition

Our WINTER GATHERING will be held on Saturday 15th July at 1.00pm. Before the Meeting, we will be enjoying Soup and Rolls from 12.00 so come along early and enjoy a light lunch before the meeting. The speaker will be Marilyn Wood from Dharug and Lower Hawksbury Historical Society. There will be a brief meeting […]

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STEPPING OUT ON THE COAST – temporary exhibition

STEPPING OUT ON THE COAST an exhibit that shines the spotlight on the most momentous local performances in history Exhibition in the Henry Kendall Historical Museum runs from during September and November 2017 Join us for History Week Open Day on Saturday 9th September 2017 from 11am for 11:30 guest speaker Emeritus Professor Richard Waterhouse […]

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Open day guest speaker Michael Wilding

Brisbane Water Historical Society present ‘Names Upon a Stone’ an exhibition that explores the epic life of Henry Kendall and how he found true friendship. Guest speaker is 2015 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards winner; Michael Wilding, Emeritus Professor of English and Australian Literature, University of Sydney, who will be talking about his book ‘Wild Bleak […]

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Past Visit “Cockatoo Island”

Note in your Diary that our Outing to Cockatoo Island is on Thursday, October 24th. We will be going by train to Circular Quay and then by ferry. Recently added to the World Heritage list, Cockatoo Island is Sydney’s largest island, only accessible by ferry from Circular Quay. This is a very historic site and […]

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Display “Picture This”

As this issue of Cooranbean Courier is being distributed our Railway Display is being pulled down. We feel a little sad as it has been a successful display and has received a lot of attention. However, a new display is being erected. Our new display is commemorating the 30th anniversary of the building of our […]

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Sister Cities

On Tuesday, August 27th we were visited by some lovely people from Gosford’s Sister Cities at Edogawa, Japan, and Nitra, Slovakia. They received a short talk and with their interpreters toured HK Cottage, the Museum and Grounds. Edith, Shirley, Trish and Bob were on duty and we each received a gift of a beautiful fan […]

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Celebrations

As advised in our last Newsletter in April 2014 we will be celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the birth of Henry Kendall and also the anniversary of the erection by Peter Fagan of our lovely old stone cottage. Peter Fagan was an early pioneer of the Brisbane Water District who climbed from humble beginnings to […]

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From the Curator: What is interpretation and meaning-making?

Interpretation within the museum setting comes from a complex chain of connections created between the museum, the collection and the audience.  This chain of connection, if correctly assembled, should facilitate the understanding of the audience and support the formative actions of meaning-making. This interpretive system is not based upon the passive transmission view of communication, […]

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A Ship and a Ferry

A Ship and a Ferry At our recent AGM, I (S. Rider, BWHS President) mentioned to Gosford City Council’s Mayor, Mr Laurie Maher, who was acting as Scrutineer at the election of our Committee, about a recent visit Bob and I had made to the Lady Denman Museum at Huskinsson on the South Coast. I […]

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AGM 2011

Our Annual General Meeting was held on March 15th 2011. Gosford City Council’s Mayor, Mr. Laurie Maher, graciously consented to act as our Scrutineer and a new Committee was elected for the forthcoming year. President – Shirley Rider Senior Vice-President – Margaret Pearce Vice-Presidents (2) – Bob Rider, Ingrid Rode Secretary – Edith Campbell Treasurer […]

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President’s Report for 2010

I have pleasure in presenting my report for the calendar year of 2010. FUNCTIONS Our major event this year was our 60th Birthday/ Christmas party at the Yellow Piano at Wyoming. Over 40 members and friends attended this function but we would have liked a few more. Nevertheless, everyone seemed to enjoy the meal and […]

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Acme

When next you are in the museum take notice of the painting on the left wall. It is of the Acme a wooden topsail schooner, built by Edward Davis. This painting was donated to BWHS by Beryl Nixon a few years ago. Edward Davis was born at Wollongong on 10 January 1837, and was one […]

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60th Birthday & Christmas Celebration, December 14th, 2010

This was held at The Yellow Piano at Wyoming and all appeared to have an enjoyable time. Thanks go to Ingrid Rode and Elaine Fry for their organisational work and also to Kelvin Fry for his contribution of the attractive table decorations. We had some nice food and the entertainment was great so thanks go […]

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The Maitland

We are lucky enough to hold various artefacts from the wrecking of the Maitland steamer. The following information comes from: http://www.abc.net.au/backyard/shipwrecks/nsw/maitland.htm Such was the impact when the steamer Maitland wrecked in 1898 that it led to the naming of a bay, a bombora and the storm that sank it! Photographs of the iron paddle steamer […]

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