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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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Stats for the Year / Big News

Stats for the Year ending 30 June 2009. Well, not so much stats for the year (we don't keep them that accurately), more a snapshot of where we are at, for comparison next year.

There are 2695 items in the Catalogue

1211 are "objects", the rest are "archives": Photographs, reference books, manuscripts, files etc.

1098 of those objects have been photographed (the hunt is on for the 113 that have not been photographed)

355 of our archival photographs have been scanned - Martin has been having a tremendous attack on these


We have our new big Plasma Screen on the wall, thanks to funding from ESSO. We are still setting up, but if you come in now, you can see rotating photographs of Dargo, Wonnangatta, Crooked River, Grant, Talbotville etc.

It is wonderful. Thanks ESSO!

What - you still want a photo???

Okay, how about this? We have just catalogued our heater. We have been using it for years (it has been checked out, new cord added etc). It is Bakelite, probably from the 1930s. And it keeps us very warm



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