'MEN AND A RIVER' second edition
Now available at the Museum for $25 per copy. This new edition can also be ordered for postage for an additional $10. Phone orders to (02) 66219993 (10 am - 4 pm).
Ship's Medicine Chest
The Medicine chest from the SS 'Saint George' is now on display in the museum and includes two interpretive panels and free brochures detailing the history of the chest and a detailed analysis of the contents.
These contents give a very comprehesive picture of the state of the of the practice of medicine on board seagoing vessels at the end of the nineteenth century. The panels and brochure were funded through a project support grant from the National Maritime Museum.“The Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian National Maritime Museum.”
How Aquarius Changed Us
Forty years ago over 5000 people came to Nimbin for a festival of arts and alternative ways of living.
Many were young and inspired to explore social changes, particularly simpler alternatives to mass consumption culture.
Some archival material from the festival and artwork for the later painting of the shop facades is on display at the museum. This includes work by Benny Zable.
Jugun - Bundjalung Country
book tells the story of interaction between Aborigines and
Europeans in Bundjalung Country from a Bundjalung perspective.
Jugun (meaning Bundjalung Country) is a Richmond River
Historical Society (RRHS) publication written by Jennifer
Hoff and includes extensive consultation with Bundjalung
Fletcher Roberts, who had a long association with the museum,
became the motivating force behind the Bundjalung Yanha
(Bundjalung Way) permanent exhibition and this book, Bundjalung
Jugun. His wise direction set cultural guidelines throughout
Jugun is a series of themed stories of early life in
Bundjalung Country; from the Logan to the Clarence River.
Major elements include the European invasion, cedar cutting,
squatting and settlers' lives and the traditional pattern
of life for Bundjalung people pre-1788.
teachings and stories by Bundjalung Elders of several generations
form the heart of the book. The Richmond River Historical
Society's holdings of folios, notes, letters, photographs
and tapes contributed an important collection of first hand
Jugun is available from the RRHS for $50 plus postage.
Cover of Second Edition - Men and a River