2018’s History Highlights from the Coffs Coast

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Throughout 2018, the History Services Unit of the Library, Museum & Gallery Team’s goal has been to make our local heritage accessible to everyone. Whether it be digitally through this Blog, Facebook and our Museum Newsletter – subscribe here or view back issues through Trove here; or tangibly through our museum.

Coffs Harbour Regional Museum’s varied and interesting exhibitions this year have included:

  • Rime of the Ancient Mariner paintings by Geoff Mould and the associated sea themed open mic session on World Poetry Day.
  • Created from a Dream: A Gift of Calligraphy, which presented the beautiful handmade book “The North Coast Regional Botanic Garden – Created from a Dream”
  • Submerged: Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks which included a very popular after dark event.
  • The Tasma Theatre: Coffs Harbour’s Jewel (currently on display)
  • Bananas to Beautizone: Coffs’ Changing Summers (currently on display)

Over the last 12 months there has been exciting and significant grants won by two talented members of our team that will ultimately have a great impact on public access to our local historical information, these were:

We would like to acknowledge and thank our museum and library volunteers, as well as the community for all of the considerable assistance they have contributed this year and wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2019.

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I wonder whether Rene and Flo McCristal preparing Christmas dinner at the Pier Hotel, Coffs Harbour, 25 December Circa 1910,  would have preferred to have put a prawn on the barbie? Picture Coffs Harbour Collection,  mus07-1572

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Author: coffscoastheritage

Local Studies and Digitisation Librarian at Coffs Harbour City Council http://coffscoastheritage.info http://libraries.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/Local-Heritage/Pages/Local-Studies-Collection.aspx http://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/museum http://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/gallery

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