FIRST FUN EVENT IN 2016 – Tabourie Museum
Blessed with a beautiful sunny day, we all met at the Civic Centre Carpark at 9.45am and car pooling organised we set out for Lake Tabourie Museum. Pam Johnson, our Society Member and also the Museum’s attendant, greeted us and had everything in readiness for our excursion through the Museum.
This Museum was the work and collection of Jack Nicholson, who came to Australia at an early age. He worked on a couple of properties out in western NSW where he became a competent stockman. Jack became interested in the Aboriginal People and he hunted and tracked with them, learning their way of life. The huge displays of Aboriginal artefacts are well labelled and described as all the exhibits.
The displays were wonderfully showcased and we were amazed at the extent and diversity of the early times in the district, such as the farming implements and household items.
Lots of fossil specimens, gem-stones and old curiosities ….so many things of interest and lots of surprises as well. The Telephone Room is a fascinating exhibition in itself with so many very old telephones and equipment, recording devices and such. It brought back many childhood memories for many of us. In the hour or so spent there we were all amazed and felt the venture was so worthwhile.
Afterward we drove to Lake Burrill Lions Park for a BYO lunch. As previously mentioned the day was perfect weather with just the slightest breeze. It was a very pleasant occasion and cordial conversation saw a couple of hours fly by with everyone happy for the day’s entertainment.