So much to see at Cootamundra Heritage Centre

So much to see at Cootamundra Heritage Centre Motor Cycle Club THE original Cootamundra Motor Cycle Club was inaugurated on October 5, 1913 at a meeting called by Arthur Bartley. A hill climb on the Temora Hill was one of the first ever events as the club went from strength to strength.

Coota Jazz Band CHECK out two large boards featuring photographs of the Cootamundra Jazz Band, fondly remembered by many in the district! The photo captions contain the names of many musical men fondly remembered.

Walter Hardy Dray HarnessTHE harness was purchased from a Melbourne brewery by Jack Wise, who drove one of the Cootamundra railway horses, which was a large clydesdale. The harness was too small for the clydesdale and was bought by Wal Hardy, a Cootamundra Municipal Council employee. The CBD streets were swept clean by Mr Hardy for many years.

Baby Health Centre OPENED on October 27, 1949, many will remember the Baby Health Centre.The land for the centre was donated by the CWA in 1946 and a Baby Health Centre erected after a petition was signed by 473 women of the town and district requesting such a facility.

Vintage uniforms THE blue nursing uniform from World War II was presented by Elfie Shelley, while the Australian Women’s Army Auxiliary Service Uniform, also from World War II was presented by Marie Sissian. Both are in spectacular condition and displayed beautifully.

Wedding dress THE wedding dress of Gwendoline Hibberd, who was born on September 5, 1918. Gwendoline was the daughter of a police officer and married Colin Linn on July 19, 1940.

Wine press A wine press owned by Joseph Morton who lived on Morton Vale, Stockinbingal forms part of the villages room. Joseph used his own grapes grown on the property with wife Ethel and children Norah, Irene and John.

Diggers connection SEE the family names listed of those from Cootamundra and the district who served in the armed forces. The men and women are represented by their service photos.

Curiosity CabinetOPEN the doors of the ‘Curiosity Cabinet’ to see great displays of history from the local area. Inside are snapshots of everyday life. A great one for kids to explore!

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