Temora Museum, also known as The Bundawarrah Centre, has been showcasing the region’s local history and heritage for the past 50 years, with Golden Jubilee celebrations taking place over the weekend.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said she was delighted to join Temora Citizen of the Year, Mrs Ros Hartwig who had the honour of officially opening the 50th celebrations and live exhibition.
“I have seen many changes to the Temora Museum over the years, all of which have encouraged more and more visitors to the area, boosting the local economy,” Ms Cooke said.
“Over 6000 people visit the Museum each year to see the amazing collection.”
“This walk back in history is made possible thanks to the 70 local volunteers and over 400 members of the Historical Society. The Golden Jubilee is a credit to all the members and volunteers, and these celebrations are also a way of saying ‘Thank you’ for all you do.”
Ms Cooke said the Golden Jubilee celebrations follow the investment of funding to the Bundawarrah Centre under Create NSW Creative Capital Minor Works and Project.
This funding has allowed the promotion of stage three of the NSW Ambulance Museum, Temora as ‘shovel ready’ which will provide further investment in regional tourism.
As part of the celebrations, Manager of the Centre, Mr Bill Speirs announced the completion of the Masterplan for the development of stage three of the NSW & ACT Ambulance Museum.
Mr Speirs said he feels the NSW Ambulance Museum project will provide the centre with the Critical “point of difference” that the overall museum project needs to make them stand out not only regionally, but also across the state, nationally and internationally for the long term.
“We are so thrilled with this wonderful milestone celebration, as we love what we do and it is nice to think that our wider community has appreciated our efforts and supported us for half a century,” Mr Speirs said.
The NSW State Government has provided continual support to the museum over many years to allow for it to grow and share our Australian history. For more information on the museum visit: https://mgnsw.org.au/organisations/temora-rural-museum-temora-historical-society-inc/