The Herbert River Museum Gallery: a documentation of the current attempt to establish a museum in the Hinchinbrook Shire

Vidonja Balanzategui, Bianka (1989) The Herbert River Museum Gallery: a documentation of the current attempt to establish a museum in the Hinchinbrook Shire. Report. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

In 1864 the Herbert River and valley were discovered by George Elphinstone Dalrymple. Settled by peoples of various nationalities its populace has been dependant upon the sugar industry from earliest days. The industry has shaped the district's nature and course. Celebrations to mark significant events in the district's history have often used historical displays, pageants and para.des. These have divulged a remarkable array of well preserved historical items. The community has always reacted enthusiastically to these displays. The enthusiasm has frequently prompted investigations into the possibilities of a museum of,some sort. The Herbert River Museum Gallery project is the latest in a series of attempts over the years to establish a community museum. The reasons for the failure of previous attempts; the birth of the Herbert River Museum Gallery project; its course and prognosis for the future are examined in this project.

Item ID: 63661
Item Type: Report (Report)
Keywords: heritage; museums; collections; artifacts; Herbert River Valley;
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 23:24
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2102 Curatorial and Related Studies > 210204 Museum Studies @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950303 Conserving Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage @ 100%
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