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You're invited to attend the Nungarin Museum AGM 

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 at 7.30pm 

We need more committee members due to recent vacancies. Please consider what skills you have to offer: 

Here's some inspiration...

  • museum tour guide
  • visitor welcoming
  • letter writing | grant applications 
  • computer skills 
  • database and online directory management, update local providers such as CRCs and tour bureaus with our regular and annual events and fundraising opportunities
  • database management and directory updating
  • event ideas and co-ordinating
  • phone answering
  • volunteer sourcing
  • handyman | woman | person
  • welding | painting | building 
  • mechanical engine guru
  • cleaning | cataloging | organising
  • coffee maker
  • kitchen hand | cook | cafe help
...something we haven't thought of?
    Just some of the many little things that keep the museum functioning, helps our visitors find us and assists in connecting our amazing township with the people living in and exploring our beautiful State. 

    Classify, Preserve and Record

    The Nungarin Heritage, Machinery and Army Museum, among its objectives, has to, 'collect, classify and preserve historical relics, machinery, buildings and records relating to the history of Western Australia, and more particularly relating to the history of Nungarin and surrounding districts'.

    Plans and Projects

    Lotterywest Grant: Our new focus is on getting a shed built for some of our precious items that need to get in out of the rain. We hope to apply for a Lotterywest grant. Measurements have been taken and costs are being estimated – no mean feat given the size of our 'dream shed'.

    Merredin IGA Grant: We want to thank Merredin IGA who have supported us with a grant of $600 towards our project to revitalise Aunty Jim’s Store. We are very grateful for the support of local businesses like IGA.

    campfire dinnerCampfire Dinner: Our last campfire dinner is on 4th September. Thanks to the local businesses who continue to support us by sending folk along to both the dinner and to our Sunday breakfasts. All feedback has been positive.

    Mangowine Concert: The Museum will coordinate the meal on Friday 1st October prior to the Mangowine Concert on 2nd October. This is always a big event and in the past the community have pitched in to provide casseroles, however last year we had a BBQ – we will be in touch to let you know what format the meal with take and what sort of support we need from our town.

    Centrelink Partnership: The Museum has registered with Centrelink to be a partnership venue for volunteers (sometimes this is a requirement for some types of Centrelink payments). We look forward to welcoming a few new folk to our museum through this scheme.

    Back to Work Programme: We are also partnering with a 'back to work' programme for people who are rehabilitating after a workplace accident. The Museum, under Gary’s guidance, is constantly evolving and looking at new opportunities.

    Volunteer Thanks: Our local volunteers are turning out for us – thanks as always to Barbara, Diane, Cass and Eleanor who kindly help out during the week.

    Springtime Visitor Interest

    Lots of visitors keep on coming through – this is likely to increase with the blooming of our local flora bringing more and more vans out to the Wheatbelt.

    Recent visitor feedback:

    Great spot to spend a few hours. Phill drove the Stuart tank around the paddock!

    Fabulous - lots of memories. Really great. Lovely display and nice people.

    Fantastic breakfast, friendly staff and volunteers, wonderful history museum.

    There would be no museum without its volunteers. There would also be no museum without visitors. We always try hard to greet them personally and to engage while they’re looking around.

    We are keeping up to date with COVID19 requirements.

    FYI

    Phill Waters inside the WWii Searchlight Generator

    Our long term volunteer Phill Waters has advised he’s off to chase a new opportunity in the Mid West.

    He has given thousands of hours to the museum and his ability to find solutions to moving, fixing and building stuff is going to be sorely missed.

    Phill said he, "will be back from time to time to help on specific projects like the General Grant tank".

    Best of luck Phill in your new venture and thank you!

     

  • We are the lucky recipients of a Stuart tank which is now on display. Mr Tony Breeze has provided the tank on a loan basis to our museum. Our thanks to Tony who is a long term supporter of the Museum. Checkout the video now 'living' on our new YouTube channel!
  • Ray and Gary attended the Agritourism 101 Workshop in Merredin recently and found it informative and a great way of connecting with other local tourism providers.
  • The Museum is getting a bit of traction with travelling groups and our morning and afternoon teas are a hit. Many thanks to Tracy who is chief provider of scones.
  • Drum Muster. The collection point is ready to accept those drums you have lying around. Make use of this facility – it’s far better than putting drums into landfill. To make a Drum Check Appointment call 08 9046 5040 and leave a message so we can get back to you.
  • IMPORTANT – we have our AGM on 14 September 2021, 7.30pm at the Museum. All welcome. We need more committee members – please consider if you have skills to offer. 

    Volunteers are always welcome at Nungarin Museum. We appreciate all of you.

    When you get a chance please checkout and follow our social media pages @nungarinmuseum

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    Contacts

    (08) 9046 5040 (please leave a message if unattended).

    nungarinheritage@bigpond.com

    nungarinmuseum.com.au

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