Villages of the Heart

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Cooking with Merle Parrish

Merle Parrish (CWA Champion Cook and MasterChef Mentor) will be cooking with the Packham Pear to assist the Molong Museum as a fundraiser for...Continue reading

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WE Agland MBE Memorial Museum

The museum was officially opened by Air Marshall Sir James Rowland KBE, DFC, AFC, NSW Governor in May 1985. The museum contains fascinating relics...Continue reading

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Farewell Dr Rowland: a celebratory dinner, 1860s style: Toasts, tastes and tales to celebrate Carcoar hospital’s first doctor – Hugh Mortimer Rowland.

Carcoar Hospital museum is hosting a colonial themed dining event on Saturday March 21 to celebrate a dinner held nearly 150 years ago to...Continue reading

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Daily life on a small farm at Carcoar in the 1940s by Greg Hahn

Mum had it hard, as did all women in those days with no facilities, candles and kerosene lights, right up to the late 1940’s. We then got a 32 volt wind driven generator on a 40ft tower, which charged batteries to give us electricity. This was a great step forward and Mum even got an electric Mixmaster. Dad purchased a kerosene Electrolux refrigerator in about 1949. Up...Continue reading

Dinner to honour Carcoar Hospital’s first Doctor – story on the ABC

Toasts, Tastes and tales was held to honour Carcoar Hospital’s first doctor – Hugh Mortimer Rowland on March 21, 2015. A dinner was held in honour of Dr Rowland.  Rhonda Bloomfield, from the Museum, talks to the ABC about the preparation for the dinner.  Continue reading

Farewelling a village doctor 150 years on

Farewelling a village Doctor 150 years on Visiting the National trust classified village of Carcoar near Blayney in Central West New South is like taking a step back in time, with its wooden-clad bridge, bull-nosed verandas and brightly-coloured advertising signs painted on local shop walls. A part of that history is being brought back to the present as villagers hold a dinner reminiscent of the 1867 farewell...Continue reading

Central NSW Museums

Visiting the museums and historic sites of the Orange, Cabonne, Blayney District provides an opportunity to experience the rural lifestyle of Australians at the time of Federation. Being able to see a 100 year old photo, farm machinery or tools used to craft the pioneer homes gives an appreciation of rural technology as well as the spirit of personal endeavour.

Explore the region through its Regional Museums Heritage Trail. Absorb the history and heritage of Australia’s colourful past.