Our 2018 and 2019 annual newsletters have been uploaded.
Our Annual General Meeting will be held in the Museum Auditorium on Monday 12 October at 2.00pm. Afternoon tea will be provided. All members are invited to attend.
After the grand opening of the museum’s new wing last year, we thought we would throw our hat in the ring for the annual IMAGinE (Inspiring Museums and Galleries in Excellence) Awards (2016). This is an initiative of Museums & Galleries of NSW to promote and strengthen the NSW museum and gallery sector. In the Read more about IMAGinE awards winner[…]
July 2017 marks the centenary of the first known record of Narromine’s first aeroplane. Here’s an edited extract from the book on Narromine’s aviation history, “Too damned far out west: Narromine’s flying century” (for sale at the museum or by phoning Peter Kierath on 02 68894444). After the 10th annual Narromine Show of 17-18 July Read more about A local aviation centenary[…]
We extend our appreciation to the Narromine Wright Flyer Project Inc. and the aircraft’s builders, the Haydens, for agreeing to the museum display of the replica 1907 Wright Flyer ‘A’. With insurance and other issues making its future flying prospects uncertain and problematic, the parties agreed that the best place for its preservation is the Read more about The Wright Flyer replica[…]
Murray Feddersen, the museum’s inaugural chairman and, more recently, engineering consultant for our extension project, is an old hand at flying aviation dignitaries to and from Narromine in his private aircraft. His famous co- pilots have included Nancy-Bird Walton and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and on 11 June this year he added two more VIPs Read more about New Wing Officially Opened[…]
The museum extension might still be just a dream had it not been for the generosity and foresight of the trustees of Narromine Polo Club, who donated $100,000 to the project. We have named the new gallery after the club, and included a display case of club memorabilia. As outlined in our 2014 newsletter, the Read more about Polo Club Display[…]
In addition to our display on RAAF prisoner-of-war John Osborne, the museum now has a dedicated display case for Second World War POW memorabilia. It mostly looks at the experience of Narromine-born soldier Frank Smith and his brothers. Captured and imprisoned by the Japanese at Singapore’s notorious Changi Gaol in 1942, they were then used Read more about Prisoners of War Display[…]