Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Insite features Gippsland

The latest copy of Insite, the magazine of Museums Australia (Victoria), of which we are a member, has an article on Alice Mitchell's sewing machine.


A large portion is dedicated to things Gippsland - Gippsland Heritage Journal, the galleries at Sale and Morwell, the Gippsland Maritime Museum at Port Albert, the Keeping Place at Bairnsdale, and a report on the Significance Forum at Briagolong.

The cover (above) is the hotel at Fish Creek.

So here, just to celebrate, are Wemyss (seated), Pat and Jan with Alice's sewing machine.

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And the machine itself. A little battered and very well-used. That is what makes it so important.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to speak with yu about this!! The artist is my husbands maternal grandfather. We have 2 more of his gippsland "tree' watercolours!! Debbie Lapthorne

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