Current exhibitions


Dungog & District Patriotic Funds, Records.

Dungog & District Patriotic Funds, Records.

At the Museum there are 4 exhibition areas – three within the main building and one in an outside covered area. One of the areas within the building is set aside for changing exhibitions. 

A small selection of items from the collection are in the process of being placed on the Powerhouse Museum Dress Register.


Introduction to Dungog

Has displays about the local aboriginals, cedar trees and early European settlement in the area.

Dungog: The Making of a Community

This is our main exhibition. It tells of the making of the community using different themes. These are Sport and Recreation, Women’s Fund Raising (which continues to enhance amenities of the local community to this day) the Impact of WWI and WWII, Education and Health, Disasters and Employment.

The Shed

A new exhibition for this area is being developed – larger machinery, industrial items, tools and farm implements are housed in this area.

 

World War I

4 August 1914 - 11 November 1918

 

Gallipoli and Beersheba: the Dungog Connections

Trooper Dave Nash of Dungog with his horse in the Middle East

Trooper Dave Nash of Dungog with his horse in the Middle East

ANZAC day 2015 was the 100th Anniversary of the Allied forces landing at Gallipoli. The Australian, New Zealand and a Brigade of Indian soldiers landed at what became known as Z beach in the area between Gabi Tapa and ANZAC Cove. After the evacuation of Gallipoli in late 1915 some of the men returned to the Middle East; other men were moved north to fight on the western front.  Some men who enlisted from 1916 also served in the Middle East and took part in a number of battles. The most famous one was the Battle of Beersheba, which started on 31 October 1917.

The exhibition  was opened on 19 April 2015 by the President of the Dungog RSL Association.

 

 

The Western Front

Wreath laid by Lt Lobban on the grave of his comrade, Private Douglas Dark, who died on 20 June 1916.

Wreath laid by Lt Lobban on the grave of his comrade, Private Douglas Dark, who died on 20 June 1916.

Most of the men who enlisted from Dungog and nearby took part in the terrible battles on the western front in France and Belgium. This exhibition will open later in the anniversary period.