Mulwaree High Remembrance Museum celebrates 25 years

MILITARY HISTORY: Mulwaree High Remembrance Museum patron Bill Needham among the displays. Photo David Cole.
MILITARY HISTORY: Mulwaree High Remembrance Museum patron Bill Needham among the displays. Photo David Cole.

The Mulwaree High Remembrance Museum contains an amazing array of historic military items. 

The records of almost every soldier from the district who has served in war are in the records, along with many special personal items from soldiers that families have donated.

One such rarity is a Thornton Pickard Gun Camera, which was a Lewis Machine Gun adapted to take photographs from the top of a plane in WWI. 

The uniforms of a father and son of the Rabjohn family (Oswald Percy and Oswald Walter) are mounted side by side. They served in the Sixth and Seventh Light Horse Brigades.

There are items donated from all over Australia as well as Turkey, France and England. 

“It is quite remarkable how the word spreads and how people think it is a good idea and are prepared to support it,” Patron Bill Needham said. 

The museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and Mr Needham said the museum’s principal aim has always been for education. 

“It is where the students of this school and others in the district have primary history sources and can find out about various wars, often through individual soldiers. Sometimes they find out about a family member who served,” Mr Needham said. 

In fact, the museum has collected 8000 to 10,000 items since beginning in 1992. “This is thanks to the generosity of Goulburn and district people and institutions,” he said. 

The current exhibition is about The Light Horse Regiments and the Flying Corps. For more info call 4821 2587.