Author Archives: Bronwyn Roper
Plans for the exhibition are well underway with community members sharing some of their prize possessions and stories shedding light on remarkable events, notable people and what it is like living in the oldest town in the west. And here’s a sneak peek at just two of the items on display! Read the rest of this entry
House, grounds and collection…when it comes to Significance, Greenmount Homestead has it all. How many other places are there in Australia that can lay claim to this?
I’m currently doing some work at the heritage-listed Greenmount Homestead at Walkerston near Mackay. This is an incredibly significant site not only because of its architecture, grounds and pleasant outlook, but because it houses a collection pertaining to three generations of the same family who resided there.
I’ve visited a number of historic homes before but many have been Read the rest of this entry
I’ve been delivering oral history workshops for a number of years around Central Queensland. The workshop takes about half a day and participants learn the ins and outs of the interview process plus what to do before and after. But at the end of the training there are two key messages I want participants to walk away with. Read the rest of this entry
Congratulations to the five community museums in the Mackay region who received the 2012 Gallery & Museum Achievement Award in the category ‘Organisations: Volunteer Run’ for their joint exhibition Sugar Strike: The Impact of the 1911 Sugar Strike on the Mackay Region.
In 2011 five museums in the Mackay region joined together to tell the story of the 1911 sugar strike including local events which had state and national ramifications. Read the rest of this entry
Every museum has words. In text panels, in labels, in handouts, in multimedia presentations… Recently museum workers came together for the 2012 CQ Museums Network Day to learn all about words in their museums. Read the rest of this entry
Check out our latest case study on Bronwyn’s work with the Mt Morgan Museum volunteers to produce Mt Morgan Murri: Indigenous stories of the Mt Morgan region.
Recently I visited Blackall and Tambo to help the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council and the Tambo Heritage Group identify future directions for two key heritage collections. First stop was RamPark in Blackall. This is a Read the rest of this entry