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Posted: Fri 24/03/2017
SALE book "Tales from A Railway Odyssey" by Keith A Smith
The Shop has managed to get a small supply of this book: "Tales from A Railway Odyssey" by Keith A Smith
Hard cover - 7 only in stock at $15
Soft cover - 20 in stock at $10
Keith A Smith A.M., O.B.E., B.E, was born at Orange, NSW, in 1915 and was employed as an Apprentice Fitter and Turner at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops in Sydney. He was named as Apprentice of the Year in 1934 and in 1936 was awarded two scholarships........... During the war years he was associated the Beaufort aircraft production and became Deputy works Manager of the Australian Cruiser Tank Project......he was appointed Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Commonwealth Railways........ In 1960 he became Commissioner of the Comonwealth Railways ....... He retired in 1981...
» SALE_Shop_Book_Tales_from_A_Railway_Odysey.pdf [1.2MB]
Posted: Tue 14/03/2017
SALE mug and stubbie holder
» SALE_Shop_mug_and_stubbie_holder.pdf [305kb]
Posted: Fri 10/02/2017
Party in the Cafe Car
» Cafe_Car_for_parties.pdf [942kb]
Posted: Fri 27/01/2017
2017 Event and Exhibition Diary
» Program_2017_Events.pdf [163kb]
» Program_Exhibitions_2017.pdf [161kb]
Posted: Fri 27/01/2017
2017 Steampunk Artist Registration Form
Artists and crafts people are now invited to register their 3D art for the 2017 Steampunk Exhibition, which will be held as part of SALA this year.
» Steampunk_Derailed_information_for_artists_2017.pdf [405kb]
Posted: Tue 1/11/2016
NRM Signal Post News letter
We have decided that the Museum needs a Newsletter so please welcome ‘The Signal Post’. It is intend that we publish this news letter bi monthly. It will be published on the non Catch Point months. This will be a medium to let you know what is going on at the Museum. It will not be an exhaustive newsletter but it will be full of very interesting “what’s going on” news.
» Edition_#_1_-_Signal_Post.pdf [1.3MB]
» Edition_2_-_Signal_Post.pdf [1.11MB]
» NRM_Signal_Post_Edition_3_-_20_February_2017.pdf [277kb]
Posted: Mon 26/09/2016
NRM Strategic Plan
» Strategic_Plan.pdf [982kb]
Posted: Tue 27/09/2016
Oral History Group Formed
Our Museum is second to none in representing Australia’s railway history with its collection of locomotives, carriages and other artefacts. But there is another side to history - people´s memories and recollections of their experiences of those exhibits and Railways in general. Capturing these is an important task to round out the Museum´s collection - and the Board recently agreed to establish an Oral History Group to fill this gap.
The group - chaired by our curator Moana Colmer, with Gabby Sexton, John Evans and Frank Hussey as its members - met for the first time recently to discuss our role and set out a project-driven strategy for our work.
As its name suggests our intention is to obtain audio-visual interviews primarily with past railway employees and link these to particular exhibits and projects within the Museum. A good example of how this has worked in the past, are the commentaries in the Tea and Sugar train exhibit. We are interested in hearing from anyone willing to take part in these interviews, particularly if they have a history of railway employment as Station Masters, Drivers, Firemen, Guards, Shunters, Train Controllers, Roster Clerks, Signallers, Isolated Community Education or Baby Health Car workers, railway refreshment room staff, Loco Workshops Staff and Track Maintenance Gangers/Fettlers.
There is a sense of urgency about this work as those who worked in the steam era in particular are of advanced age - and we are sure many will have already experienced the sense of loss as one of these characters has passed on and taken all their memories and experiences beyond our reach. Let us ensure that we minimise this loss from now on - please let the group know if you are aware of anyone in these circumstances that we might seek to interview.
Frank Hussey (NRM Oral History Group & NRM Board member)
M: 0407 972 732
Moana Colmer (Curator, Exhibitions & Displays)
Gabby Sexton (Assistant Curator)