Historical Collections

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Gwalia Historical Collections

The Gwalia collection represents mining activities at the Sons of Gwalia Mine (1896-1963), commercial and domestic life in Gwalia and Leonora, and pastoralism in the surrounding area since 1896.

The collection consists of extant buildings and structures from the Sons of Gwalia Mine and Gwalia community as well as objects (including documents, books, textiles, photographs, artwork, machinery, equipment and furniture) related to these buildings and structures and the people associated with them. The collection also includes items relating to towns, settlements and activities within the Shire of Leonora.

Objects evoke the mining technology of the past and commemorate landmark events in the life of the region.The collection tells the stories of hardship in a remote mining community and the ingenuity of the inhabitants to make do with what was available in order to survive.

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