WHY A MUSEUM?
In the year 2000 Ray Ashenden, a demolition contractor, began work
restoring and refurbishing the former Lakeside Dairying Co premises.
He developed one section into a Restaurant which he and his partner
Gaye ran for some time. At the same time, Ray enthused a local group
of people to assist in developing the other section into a Museum as a
tribute to our founders and to show people today how they lived and
prospered throughout the district.
The official Launch date was 01-01-01, as part of the Federation celebration
events throughout the nation.
Ray had accumulated historic and interesting items through his
demolition work across the State and locals were enthusiastic in
providing what they had to enlarge the display.
The Peter Turner Family Trust has provided much of the farm machinery
and vehicles. Peter was a former dealer in these items and had
collected many over the years. There are three sheds of this and
other outside displays.
SEE WHAT WAS!
Come and have a wander and spend quality time reflecting on the
past. You will probably find things with which you can identify, and
remember. Just ask your children what a wringer washer is, chances
are they won?t know, and here?s your chance to show them!
There is also a large collection of farm machinery and vehicles out the
back. Check out the flip flop windmill and the Stripper a family used to
sleep in. You?ll be amazed at what you will find.
We are a group of Local people who care about our heritage.
Many of the items we have are unique to the district and should be
preserved. How can our children know how things were before
computers and video games?
Are you interested in the history and heritage of the district and want
to see it preserved for your children, grandchildren and the
generations to come? Then why not become a member! Membership is
not expensive, or you may choose to join us for our quarterly Working
Bees or to give us the benefit of your knowledge and expertise.
LIKE MORE INFORMATION?
Just hit the "Contact Us" button on any page, and leave us a message
and contact address. Or, if you're in the neighbourhood, drop in for
yarn and a look around. We'd love to see you!