Shine a light on our heritage
As part of the “Shine a light on our heritage” festival – Bellingen Museum will be presenting a fun heritage walk (70’s theme) led by Ross Macleay followed by a pop up theatre performance by Elizabeth Rutledge back at the Bellingen Museum. Refreshments will be served to end the evening.
What: Heritage Walk in Bellingen
When: Friday 26th April 2019
Where: Meeting at 5:45pm at the Bellingen Museum 33 Hyde Street Bellingen for a 6pm start (the walk will take about 45min). Come dressed in your best 70’s hippy outfit…
Monologue by Elizabeth Rutledge starts at 7pm followed by refreshments at 7:30pm at the Bellingen Museum
RSVP:firstname.lastname@example.org Tues 23 April 2019
The Bellingen & Urunga Museums are the only places where records of the history of this interesting valley are kept and made available to the community for perusal & research.
The collection includes: documents – family history, articles & newspapers, photographs, maps, paintings, books and artefacts – some of which date from pre-European settlement, all of which we are endeavouring to preserve.
Bellingen Shire Council provides no financial support so the role of volunteers is essential. If you are interested in history and can afford to volunteer a few hours of your time each week it will be very greatly appreciated.
When we have no volunteers, we cannot even open the Museum.
We need people to: help look after the artefacts; help to change & improve displays; learn to access documents; restore old photographs on the computer…. and anything else you can see needs doing!
At the moment we have a number of research projects. They include:
- Ambulance service & early form of medicare in Bellingen.
- Timber Industry and the history of the Syndicate Track.
- The Gumbaynggir people of the Bellinger Valley.
- Early architecture and significant buildings.
- Old Photo restoration.
- The Alternative Lifestyle People of the Bellinger Valley – 1970s & 80s
If you would like to contribute to any of these or start one of your own, please come
& see us.