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Untold stories: living with ability
Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah
21 March - 24 June 2017

Tim Thomas
Tim Thomas of Casuarina.
The stories of people living with disability are poorly represented in Museum collections. Untold stories: living with ability begins to address this gap.
The exhibition explores the private, personal and extra-ordinary stories of a group of 'ordinary' people living with disability. Tracy Barrell, Una Cowdroy, Jan Cronly, Suzy Hudson, Bev Larsson, Ally Page, Nicole Randolph, Tim Thomas, Anne Gabrielle Thompson and Bill and Yvonne Trenear share their individual journeys through life, and their diverse experiences of living with ability.
Participants have generously allowed the Museum to record and share their stories through audio, video, and text, complimented by objects that are emblematic of their personal journeys.
As part of this exhibition, the Museum will be offering free public programs. Stay tuned for more details.



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Untold stories: living with ability is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW

Village stories: Uki
Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah
On display from 7 February 2017

Uki May Ball poster
Uki May Ball poster, 1986. TRM Collection MU2012.16.5

This exhibition is a journey through Uki's colourful past, from fancy dress to the local tug-o-war heroes.

Learn some of the secret stories of Uki and discover a collection of local objects that has never been displayed in public!

In conjunction with this exhibition, the Museum is hosting a Walking tour of Uki village, led by members of the Uki & South Arm Historical Society. See our Talks and Events page for more details.

Feature Acquisition
Son, Soldier, Surgeon
Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah
On display from 21 February - 17 June 2017

Amputation knives
Amputation knives used by John Kenneth Harbison in WWII. TRM Collection MUS2016.46

John Kenneth Harbison enlisted for World War I as a medical student and again for World War II as a medical officer.
Learn about his remarkable journey serving in field hospitals throughout the Middle East, and his escape from becoming a prisoner of war.

This display features recently acquired amputation knives used by John, as well as his WWI and WWII uniforms.

Thunder eggs: Tweed's hidden gems>
Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah
Open from 28 February 2017

Thunder eggs
Thunder eggs from the Museum's Collection.

These spherical wonders are found in the silica-rich volcanic landscape of the Tweed and tell a story of the molten lava that once flowed through the area over 20 million years ago. As the lava cooled, the trapped gas and minerals produced a stunning array of colour and crystals inside the thunder eggs.

This display features a wide selection of thunder egg specimens from the Museum's extensive collection.

As part of this exhibition, the Museum is hosting thunder egg themed activities for the whole family on Saturday 8 April. See our Talks and Events page for more details.

Fragments: remembering WWI

M19-3 Government Wharf
WWI soldiers at Government Wharf, Murwillumbah, C.1914. TRM Collection M19-3.

The years 2014 to 2018 mark 100 years since the outbreak and cessation of World War I. During these anniversary years, many families are revisiting the experiences of relatives who served.

A number of families with strong connections to the Tweed have generously donated or loaned precious family heirlooms for display. Fragments: remembering WWI features a changing selection of memorabilia and stories of World War I soldiers with connections to the Tweed.
Last Updated: 23 March 2017