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Author: Nina Frichot


SANDSTONE MIDWEST CHAPTER AGM 15TH OCTOBER 2017   The Museums Galleries Australia WA team had so much fun on their recent road trip from Fremantle to Sandstone over the weekend, Friday 13th Oct – Sunday 15th Oct. We hired a van and the six of us bundled in, taking turns at driving the 9 hours(just over 800km drive) to our remote regional Midwest Chapter AGM in Sandstone, WA. I would like to congratulate Margie Lundy for organising the extremely successful meeting where over 17 societies turned up with a quorum of 36 people (not including the apologies from 4 who unfortunately broke down in Mt Magnet, only 155kms out of town). These included Morawa Historical Society ( with the help of their Shire have been able to paint their Old Gaol & Rio donated a windmill and permission to erect another); WAM of Geraldton ( Creative Spaces NACC travelling exhibition, Yamatji interviews are available, the cruise ships coming into Geraldton are having a positive impact on the town and museum, Royalties for Regions program review is coming); Northampton Historical Society; New Norcia Benedictine Community ( there is a written articles about New Norcia in the Chimes newsletter, WA Quilters and Embroiderers Tour is ongoing, & a New Museum Advisory Committee headed by Ian McLeod); Museums Galleries Australia WA; WAM- Remembering Them; Carnamah Historical Society ( Production of the Almanac digitisation project, visit...

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MGAWA and the WA Museum: share, reuse & recycle

MGAWA and the WA Museum: share, reuse & recycle MGAWA Free-cycle is a free service helping WA museums to share, reuse & recycle. Museums Galleries Australia WA and the Western Australian Museum have been ‘free-cycling’ old display cases, cabinets, tables, mini fridges you name it in an attempt to reduce the amount going into landfill and give small and regional museums a chance to pick up some fantastic museum pieces. We’ve run 3 rounds of the program in 2017 and had a huge response, from as far away as the Upper Gascoyne, Katanning, Cunderdin, York, Northam, Dowerin, Boddington, Kojonup and Guildford. The Museum of Natural History in Guildford, now has a display case of their  taxidermist work and the Cunderdin Museum was able to recycle this comfortable chair (pictured), already been reclaimed by the office cat. Keep an eye out for more emails to see if you can reuse and recycle any items up for...

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