New Minister for Veterans’ Affairs: Andrew Gee MP was appointed Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel as part of the Morrison-Joyce Government last week, taking over from Darren Chester MP. “I am really looking forward to working with all veterans and ensuring that their service to this nation is recognised and respected and that their voices are heard,” said Andrew.
Students Experience Historical Ways of Living: Children in years one and two from Canowindra Primary School visited the Canowindra Historical Museum last Thursday. Fortunately, on a rather inclement day, the children and the museum volunteers were able to brave the elements and the visit went ahead amidst a shower and a damp museum outside.
This is the first school visit the museum has had for quite some time and all the children were enthusiastic and delightful participants. The theme was “life in the past; the different ways of living,” which for many of the children must have seemed light years away from the present day. The children were divided into three groups, each with a teacher. Denis McKay taught the students about musical instruments such as the accordion and autoharp and shared an explanation of the collection of musical instruments in room one, as well as demonstrating folk music of early days.
Marlene Neville demonstrated the telephone exchange and handled questions on the development of telephone communications. President Jan Harrison focused on the grocery delivery bike, plastic versus brown paper for packaging in shops, the dentist’s surgery and how the bedrooms from the early 1900s was different from what we have today.
Cheryl Trudgeon, Jill McDonald and Karin Gürsching took on showing the visitors the Shepherd’s hut, the schoolroom and the woolshed. Between all of that, the children covered a fair bit of ground of our town’s history.
Historical Meetings Postponed: The Canowindra Historical Society and Museum advises that due to the new COVID-19 restrictions, meetings and work activities will be postponed indefinitely. The museum will be closed to visitors.
New Parliamentary Secretary: Sam Farraway MP was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and for Water Infrastructure by the Deputy Premier of New South Wales, the Hon John Barilaro MP last week. “The role provides additional opportunities for the people of the Central West and Western NSW to be represented within the NSW Government,” said Sam.