The Eugowra Museum and Bushranger Centre officially opened their new extension last month. Federal Member for Calare and Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education, Andrew Gee was there to cut the ribbon with the community.
“The new 9 x 12 metre extension has created a brand-new space, adding to what’s already an iconic institution for the Eugowra region,” Mr Gee said. “The museum is the custodian of memorabilia from the infamous bushranger hold-up of the gold escort coach on 15 June, 1862. It houses timeless pieces such as restored sulkies, classic cars, and now one of the first harvesters ever patented in the world – an 1862 Birdsell, seed cleaner, which is still in working condition!”
Chairman of the Eugowra Museum Committee, Ray Agustin, thanked the Australian Government for its support through a grant from the Tackling Tough Times Together Program and noted, “Preserving our local history is very important to the community.”
The exhibition is open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am to 4:00pm. Entrance fees are three dollars for adults and 50 cents for kids.