Upper Hunter Museum
of Rural Life Inc.
The next meeting of the UHMRL will be held
Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 4.30 pm at Aberdeen Library.
Annual General Meeting of the Upper Hunter Museum of Rural Life Inc
was held on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 at Aberdeen Library
For our new committee see our Contacts Page
To read the Presidents Report click here
Dates for next year's scanning days will be posted soon.
are a small group and new members and volunteers always welcome.
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.
Please phone our Secretary to confirm dates and times.
Anyone interested in working toward attaining
our goals, which are listed below, are welcome.
Any inquiries phone Jan Wild (secretary) 65425168.
See you there
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
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 our dear friend and inspiration.
Link to the eulogy to John by Catherine Clifford