Before Power . . .

A whole show of yesteryear — foregone, forgotten but still relevant is the subject of the latest exhibition organised by the Murrurundi and District Historical Society Inc.

From the kerosene cupboard and ’sink’ to the wick scissors, the exhibition is themed “before Power“.

It is difficult to imagine life without the mobile phone, television, the fridge and the cookers — all available at the turn of a switch,“ president Des Dugan comments.

“Yesteryear, not so fluid.

“Before power you had to chop the wood or, if you happened to live in a town with gas tanks, you could turn on the tap.

“We take so much for granted and in the digital future, there is a danger of our past being consumed by technology to the point where the oldies will be the only ones who can relate to what came before — the ingenuity and the necessity of invention.“

The museum has cherry-picked the items that made life a little easier including the kerosene heater, the ice chest (yesterday’s fridge) and the mangle ’ringer just to mention a few.

The exhibition is being held in the museum’s church hall and is free. It will run until the end of June and is open from 10am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday or by appointment.


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