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Friends of Mandurah Museum
The "Friends of the Museum" are a group of community minded individuals who actively promote and support Mandurah Community Museum. The group meets once a month over morning tea, to discuss and plan activities, in association with the museum, and to compile a bi-monthly newsletter.

Newsletter - April 2014
Nicholas Reynolds: ANZAC, the Dalrymple Family and Dalrymple School...Mandurah Crab Fest...Mandurah Mature Adult Learners Association...WA Heritage Awards...The Local Studies Collection...How articles and Fact sheets are produced...Katrina Gauci: Mandurah Baptist College-Pioneer Day...Fishing Clinics...Jan Baker: Volunteers Vocals...Chairperson’s Report...Dave Austin: Maritime Annexe-Work on the Canopus

Newsletter - February 2014
Jan Baker: The Cox family...Volunteer History Tour...Pinch & Punch meeting...David Austin: Street names in Falcon...Maritime Annex...Eleanor Kay: Oral Histories around West Murray...Nicholas Reynolds: Report...Katrina Gauci: ANZAC exhibition...Fishing Clinics

Newsletter - Christmas 2013
Nicholas Reynolds: Presentations...Grant for Hall?s Cottage...New Interpretation...Jan Baker: A Boy Scouts Camp-Article from The West Australian newspaper...Katrina Gauci: Excursion numbers...Heritage Art Competition winners...Making Kaleidoscopes...Jan Baker: Mandurah Heritage Day...Vic Beacham Park...Paddi Creevey...Chairperson’s Report...Michael McGhie: Nautical Notes...Canopus conservation

Newsletter - September 2013
David Austin: Street names in Falcon...Nicholas Reynolds: Museum update...Katrina Gauci: Mandurah Heritage Day...October School Holiday Program...Writing your Memoirs with Rosemary Stevens...Michael McGhie: Maritime Annexe visitor numbers...Jan Baker: AGM in October...Grant Applications

Newsletter - August 2013
Museum closed until September... Introducing Nautical Notes... Monarch Typewriter...

Newsletter - June 2013
David Austin: Street names in Falcon W.A...Violet McLarty...Nicholas Reynolds: Significant donation of the yacht Canopus...Katrina Gauci: Gloria Kearing?s artwork will be displayed from the 7-14th July...Fishing through the Ages...Chairperson’s report: Need volunteers on Sunday...High Tea enjoyed by all...Calendar for 2014

Newsletter - April 2013
From Beach to Battlefield ANZAC exhibition...Jan Baker: Ross McLarty...Nicholas Reynolds: Halls Cottage- conservation work... Dalrymple School Room & Local Studies Area- new interpretation... The Canopus...Jan Baker: Chairperson’s report...Vale Marilyn Giles

Newsletter - February 2013
Revisiting the bridge-newspaper articles and oral histories...David Austin: Disappearance of Yacht Majestic...Katrina Gauci: Fishing Clinics... Writing your Memoirs with Rosemary Stevens... Nicholas Reynolds: Bridges and Heritage... Jan Baker: History tour around Pinjarra... A search for bridge memories... Vale Vic Beacham...David Hough: Book Report- Boans for Service...Penny Hoffman: Old School Master’s House...

Newsletter - Christmas 2012
December 2012 Jan Baker: Bassett-Scarfe Realty and the Brighton Hotel...Katrina Gauci: Mandurah Heritage Art Competition and Mandurah’s Heritage Hunt winners...Cherry Burton: Outgoing Chairperson’s Report...Nicholas Reynolds: Heritage Day, record numbers, Wetlands exhibition, Museums Australia WA State Conference... Volunteers Awards 2012...Jan Baker: Chairperson’s Report... passing of Vale Joan Gallop

Newsletter - October 2012
David Austin: The Ship Hooghley...Katrina Gauci: Wetlands wine and cheese evening, Sanny’s Origami...Nicholas Reynolds: Scoop Traveller Magazine, Museums Australia National Conference, The West Australian Indigenous Storybook... Phyl Hardy: Preserving fruit & vegetables...Michael McGhie: News from the Boatshed...Jan Baker: Built environments of Mandurah...Cherry Burton: AGM, Friends Subscriptions, Heritage Day, 2013 Calendar

Newsletter - August 2012
David Austin: The Brig Gilmore...Katrina Gauci: Wetlands Exhibition, Sanny?s Origami...New Volunteers...Farewell to Nancy Taylor...Nicholas Reynolds: Sutton Graveyard, Significance Assessment, Three interpretive signs at Stingray Point...Fact sheets...Jan Baker: Book Report- Leaping into Life, KePeg...Derise Caddy: Turners Guest House...Eleanore Kay: Memories from Gary O?Loughlin...Cherry Burton: Chairperson’s Report

Newsletter - June 2012
Athol Thomas: The Old Coast Road...Katrina Gauci: Conservation of Paper Workshop Summary, Fishing Clinics Report, Badge Making in July Holidays...Nicholas Reynolds: Visitor Figures, Disaster Preparedness Workshop, Conservation works on Hall’s Cottage...Jan Baker: Smokey Joe, Volunteer Thank You Lunch, Volunteer Away Day...Chairperson’s Report: Wine and Cheese Evening

Newsletter - April 2012
Jan Baker: Mandurah’s Roll of Honour- World War One & World War Two, West Australian newspaper article November 1918, ANZAC Poems, Photographs from Dalrymple School launch...Nicholas Reynolds: Record number of visitors, work required at Sutton’s Graveyard and the Migrant Barracks, Smart family home demolished, long term loan of one of Mandurah’s most significant historical objects... Katrina Gauci: Fishing Clinics, ANZAC Display, Paper Conservation Workshop...

Newsletter - February 2012
Jan Baker: Fishpot Competition, Volunteers needed on weekends...Nicholas Reynolds: School Room Digital Production, Barragup Yarns, History of CBD Development, Disaster Plan, Preservation of Sutton’s Graveyard...Katrina Gauci: Fishing Clinics, ANZAC Display, Paper Conservation...Gary Henchie: Ice Chest...Cherry Burton: Meetings every second month

Newsletter - Christmas 2011
Jan Baker: Kanyana Carnival, Heritage Weekend...MDO: Record number of visitors, Grant received for conservation of boat...Education Officer: Sparkles & Hey Presto during January...Gary Henchie: Victorian Toys...Cherry Burton: Christmas memories

Newsletter - October 2011
Jan Baker: Bonnie Doon, Theodore Wearne... Nicholas Reynolds: Seattle Museum of Flight, Mandurah Heritage Weekend, Mandurah Municipal Heritage Inventory, Significance assessment...Gary Henchie: Magneto telephones...Katrina Pritchard: Kite Making, Dalrymple School Filming, Education Kits... Cherry Burton: Friends Renewal

Newsletter - August 2011
Jan Baker: Carinya (Wearne) House, What’s in a name? Dudley Park area, website Trove...MDO Report: Lake Clifton-Thrombolites, Dalrymple School repairs... Gary Henchie: Irons... Education Matters: Kite Making...Chairperson’s Report: Patron Announced

Newsletter - June 2011
Nicholas Reynolds: Captain Fawcett...Education Matters: children’s comments...Coming Event: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre... Our Collection: Vulcanizer...MDO Report: James Service...MALA...Peel chapter of Museum Australia...Chairpersons Report: Volunteer Week Luncheon...Photographic Workshop

Newsletter - April 2011
Jan Baker: Returned Servicemen in Mandurah...Early Anzac Day memories & photographs...Australian War Memorial...MDO Report: maintenance... interpretation plan...Education Matters: Education Kits... Chairpersons Report: Photographic Workshop... Oral Histories Presentation

Newsletter - February 2011
Jan Baker: What’s in a Name?... Jan Baker: Bolton’s Mill... Nick Reynolds: Museums of North East America...Coming Event: Buzz Dance Theatre...MDO Report...Friends Chairpersons Report

Newsletter - Christmas 2010
2010 Highlights...Vale-Owen Tuckey...Exhibition: From Bunyip to Beautiful...Senior’s Expo...Volunteer Xmas Lunch...Mandurah Spanning the Ages...Peel Resource Volunteering Awards

Newsletter - October 2010
Michael McGhie: History of the Fishing Industry...MDO Report: Assessment of Migrant Barracks & Sutton Family Graveyard...Education Officer: Record Numbers...Our Collections: The Blickensderfer 7 Typewriter...Coming Events: Biodiversity Exhibition...Chairpersons Report:2011 Calendar

Newsletter - August 2010
Jan Baker: Dalrymple School reaches 110 years...Michael McGhie: History of the Fishing Industry...MDO Report: Eacott’s cottage...Scoop magazine...Travelling displays...Coming Events: Scitech...Mandurah-Spanning The Ages Project...Our Collections: Blacksmith’s Bellows...Chairpersons Report for AGM...New committee members

Newsletter - June 2010
A Load of Hot Air... Memories and Photos of the Smart Street Mall... Special Morning Tea... Phyl Hardy: Deloraine Museum... Pat Mc Donald: Smart Street Mall Poem... Nancy Turns 86... Vale Stan Dawe RIP... MDO Report... Education Matters... Chairpersons Report

Newsletter - April 2010
Smart’s Cannery... Oral History and Artists Combine... NLA Historic Newspapers Site... Mandurah Meat Supply...Wellstead Museum...Egg Scale...MDO Report... Education Matters... Chairpersons Report

Newsletter - February 2010
School milk in Western Australia... Pinjarra Massacre Website... Book Report-"The Sinkings"... Spot Light on volunteers... "The Mandurah Murray Story" $7.50... MDO Report: Interpretation Plan... Roads Board Display a Success...Chairpersons Report

Newsletter - Christmas 2009
1953 Bridge... Comparing Narrows to Mandurah Bridge...MDO Report: Exhibitions & Displays, Volunteer Outing...Eleanor Kay: Hackett St School 70 year Anniversary Celebration October 09... Chairpersons Report-Jan Baker: Oral history Projects, volunteers nominated for awards... Education Matters: Education Kits, Fire & Emergency Services Education & Heritage Centre... Christmas Memories

Newsletter - October 2009
Long Serving teachers- Mrs Tonkin & Mr Kirkpatrick... Hackett Street School Reunion... Bouquets to Eleanor Kay... Other Museums-Wagin & Musee de Orsay... MDO Report: Welcoming John Hughes & Interpretation Plan update... 2010 Calendar

Newsletter - August 2009
Road Board Anniversary- 60 years... Wilfred Goode: Headmaster of Hackett Street School in 1939...Mandurah Progress Association... Chairpersons report for AGM- Jan Baker... MDO Report: Historical Display at CWA Conference & Indigenous Oral History Project

Newsletter - June 2009
Hal Sutton, Freeman of the City of Mandurah remembered... Early Educators...Neil Morfitt’s 75th Birthday... Volunteer Luncheon... Eddy Bryant remembered... Pioneer Day...music for the Museum... From the MDO: Mature Learner’s Group lectures & Stretch Festival

Newsletter - April 2009
Cooper’s Mill... Martin Reynard a character of Mandurah... To Be Heirs Forever by Mary Durack...Robert Mewburn...Aboriginal Mia Mia... MALA lectures... Christ?s Church Archaeology

Newsletter - February 2009
Mary King award... Cooper’s Mill... First Educator: Eliza Tuckey... Harry Jackson...Hackett Street School memories

Newsletter - Christmas 2008
Coopers Mill...Transcribing...Coloured Star Club...MDO Report...Broome Museum...Volunteer Awards...Friends Oral History Function...Winjan...Recollections of a Christmas Tree

Newsletter - August 2008
Dudley Tuckey 1921-2008...Index of Fact Sheets 2005-2008...Mandurah Iceworks...Book Review: The last Explorer by Simon Nasht...Magneto telephones...From the MDO: Significant Tree Register, Adam Family of Ravensthorpe, Stingray Point, Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Museum Advisory Committee

Newsletter - July 2008
Electrical Power in Mandurah...Archaeological Dig for Police Barracks...Pat Harrison (1914-2007)...Tales of Times Past From the MDO: Migrant Barrack Wall, Stingray Point, Visitor Centre Display

Newsletter - April 2008
Pinjarra Mounted Police...Home schooling...Anzac Day From the MDO: local studies collection, Tuckeys Bungalow

Newsletter - February 2008
Guns of Garden Island...Southern Suburbs Railway...Schoolroom Ghosts: oral history excerpts...Volunteering in Nepal...From the MDO: Indigenous Oral History

Newsletter - Christmas 2007
Catalpa...Scout visit...Christmas in Mandurah: oral history excerpts...Christmas outing...Book Report...From the MDO: Island Point History Day

Newsletter - October 2007
Commercial fishing in Mandurah - The Early Years...Wattle and Daub...School Programs...Auction...Volunteers...Holiday Homes Exhibition...From the MDO: Island Point, Muddy Creek, Shire of Augusta-Margaret River visit

Newsletter - April 2007
Violet Sutton’s Corner Store...Violet Sutton’s Home...Education Questions (not answers...Malliag Museum and Highland Heritage Museum, Scotland...Manjar Gallery Installation Education Discovery Boxes...School Holidays...Fisherfolk of the Peel: Oral History tapes and transcripts...Bennet Brook Railway...Volunteer Projects and Activities...From the MDO: Museum Precinct and Conservation Plan, talks, Southern Estuary Progress Association Hall

Newsletter - February 2007
Holiday Program: Mostly Marine...Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak...Borehole Rescue...Stingray Point and Peninsula Hotel...Chairmans Report...From the MDO: Borehole Rescue Exhibition, Museum advisory Board, Joe Walley RIP

Newsletter - November 2006
Leah Fouracre...2006 Volunteers Christmas...Outing: Creery Wetlands, Morphitt’s Cave, Winjan’s Camp, Sutton Graveyard, Eacott’s Cottage, Eacotts Well, Blythewood Volunteering...From the MDO: Estuary mural, Museum Precinct Conservation Plan, Agricultural Hall, Essex Six ute

Newsletter - August 2006
Old Mandurah Footbridge...NAIDOC Week...Borehole Rescue Project...Education Officer...Volunteer Dinner...Chairman’s Report...From the MDO: mural, Joe Walley creation story, Holiday Home photography workshops

Newsletter - June 2006
Bush Heritage...Oral History course...Vale: Beryl Slade...Book Report: Everymans Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany...Ferry Service 1843-1878...Stretch Arts Festival...Holiday Home Photographic Collection...Volunteering at Perth Zoo...From the MDO: Cultural Heritage Grant, mural

Newsletter - April 2006
Old Bridge...Matthew Price Pioneer and Bridge Builder...Bush Heritage Holiday Program...Eureka Vacuum...Volunteer achievements...From the MDO: Storage shelves, darkroom, John Scott

Newsletter - February 2006
Website launch...Magical History Tour...Yarloop Workshops...Scitech visit...Spotlight on volunteers...From the MDO: darkroom

Newsletter - January 2006
175th Anniversary of the Settlement of Mandurah...Coopers Mill...News form the Friends...Roy Whitehead Photographic Collection...Scitech...Book Report: Burkes Soldier by Alan Attwood...Maps...Spotlight on Volunteers...Hal Sutton and Owen Tuckey oral history recordings...Legends of the Peel...From the MDO: Street sign, Lotterywest Interpretation Grant, Indigenous Artefacts


Friends Project
The oral history team are busy collecting stories about the Agricultural Hall for its 110th anniversary in 2009. Incidentally, if you are interested in learning about interviewing and oral histories then talk to Jan Baker or Phylis Hardy on Wednesdays (or leave a message for them anytime) and they’ll put you down for the next training course. Training courses are held by demand, register your interest by phoning 9550 3683.

Join Friends of the Museum
Contact the Mandurah Community Museum and we can tell you more about the group. Alternatively, fill out the membership form and pop it in the post and we’ll send you the latest copy of the newsletter

 

 
 

The Borehole Rescue at Mandurah on Friday 18th January 1957 was one of the most dramatic, sustained rescue operations ever carried out in Australia. The drama brought Mandurah world-wide publicity. The rescue operation was a collective community effort by many people who came forward spontaneously to give their combined and determined cooperation to achieve a rescue under the most hazardous conditions.

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