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Upper Hunter Museum of Rural Life Inc.

Due to the recent suggestions by the Government and medical experts that
non essential gatherings of people be avoided, and out of concern for our senior patrons,
the Golden Oldies volunteers have made the difficult decision
to suspend the Golden Oldies Luncheon and Movie until further notice.

The movie on 14th April has been cancelled.

The Upper Hunter Museum of Rural Life Inc has also
suspended the holding of its normal monthly meetings and our scanning days
until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope everyone
stays safe and healthy until this passes.

*Stay calm and wash your hands*


Golden Oldies Volunteers




The Upper Hunter Museum of Rural Life Inc group would  normally be holding its
meetings on Wednesday at the end of each month starting at 4pm at the Aberdeen Library, Moray St.

The UHMRL scanning day for the Local Studies Group are normally held on the
last Friday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at the Aberdeen Library.


If you can spare a couple of hours each month and are interested in preserving
the history of the area we would love to see you there. You could really enjoy it.

Your membership is important to us, if you are interested in joining our group or volunteering
to help preserve the history of the community please contact one of our committee or come along
to our meetings or scanning days.

Memberships for 2020 will be due for renewal from now on.

We are a small group and new members and volunteers always welcome.


Our Golden Oldies luncheon and movie for seniors is normally held on the second Tuesday
of the month.  For details see our Events page.


The Local Studies Group gather at the Aberdeen Library once a month on Friday afternoon from 2pm to 4 pm.
These days are very informal and friendly, you can call in and chat about Aberdeen in the 'old days'.
If you have any old photos bring them in for 'show & tell'.  We can scan your photos and keep a copy
to add to the collection at the Library.  If you would like a digital copy for yourself bring a flashstick.
You can also look through the photos we have collected so far.


There is a list of proposed dates and times for our events this year on the February Newsletter.
Click here to view if you have not already received one.
Please contact one of our committee to confirm dates and times.


Anyone interested in working toward attaining our goals, which are listed below, are welcome.



Our 2019 Annual General Meeting was held on
Wednesday 27th November 2019 at Aberdeen Library,
for our office bearers see our Contacts page.
To read the 2019 President's Report click here

Our 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on
Wednesday 28th November 2018 at Aberdeen Library,
To read the 2018 President's Report click here

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Upper Hunter Museum of Rural Life Inc
  was held on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 at Aberdeen Library
To read the 2017 Presidents Report click here





The UHMRL Inc aims to save and care for the rural and social heritage of Aberdeen and surrounding areas.
 We are working towards our plan to improve the cultural and community prosperity of the town by preserving and displaying a collection of objects that tell the story of the development of the area.  From the first pioneers, wealthy settlers, early industry, development of the railway, the importance of the tannery and meatworks that added successfully to the major landuse of farming, and dairying in particular. Then into the present with horse studs and coal mining and on into the future.
A key element, is the plan to bring the almost forgotten Glenbawn Dam Collection into Aberdeen where it can be cared for and displayed to best advantage in a more visitor friendly and purpose designed facility incorporating a cultural centre.
The UHMRL Inc is an incorporated body that is in the process of gaining knowledge to better care for the collection and have commenced working with the LPMA and others to undertake an orderly process of care and repair.










Annual General Meeting was held 25 Nov 2015.  Click to read President's Report .

On 10th February a large number of people from Aberdeen
and further afield gathered to remember Roy Staddon, one of our founding members,
who past away late last year.  Click HERE to read his eulogy.

Vale John Scriven
On 6th May 2011 we lost a dear friend, a founding member and our inspiration.
Link to the eulogy to John by Catherine Clifford