A talk by Mr Phil Lee, President, and Dr Noeline Kyle, historian and volunteer at the Museum. This talk will be offered at a time to suit the greater community participation and will be offered as a free event to showcase the rich lode of cultural heritage and documentary material at the Museum.
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The Macleay Valley has a rich migrant heritage and the Kempsey Museum has a national significant photographic collection that illustrates this heritage. In addition, the Museum has many oral and written stories to offer the public a rich and rewarding experience.
Port Macquarie has a fascinating past since those days back in 1821 when it was founded by the British as a penal settlement. This informative tour provides a general introduction to Port Macquarie and there is no better way than to appreciate the town's history than on foot.
This illustrated lecture explores the voices of our past. Those of the first inhabitants, the Birpai people, British convicts and the military, migrants and free settlers, and the places, events and performers that have contributed to our cultural and musical history.
Discover 3 Heritage listed buildings in one location: convict built St Thomas Anglican Church; the Surgeon General's dispensary and subterranean rooms under his residence. Musical items with rare instruments, church guided tours and tower climbs. Food court, children's activities and items for sale.
All day entertainment, an art exhibition by Indigenous artist Russell Meehan, stalls, and the Official Opening of Heritage Week in the Hastings Valley.
Gain information about the many forms of communication that have been used over the centuries on board ships and between ships and the shore. Tackle challenging puzzles using signal flags and semaphore. Use a morse code key and a heliograph.