Absolutely Fabulous Four

Absolutely Fabulous Four

Our International Women’s Day Official Opening and Celebration Dinner was held just in time before Covid 19 changed all our plans. On 14 March, 2020, approximately 70 guests gathered at the Mill to celebrate the Opening of our new Exhibition…

THE LACE LADY...     Rosemary Shepherd OAM

THE LACE LADY… Rosemary Shepherd OAM

My move to Uralla in 2015 put an end to 37 years involvement with the Powerhouse Museum.I hadn’t even unpacked properly before a dear friend, also a “Museum person”, came to visit, so of course our first stop was the…

Opening Exhibition Updates

Opening Exhibition Updates

“SUNNY JIM MACKAY” Exhibition OpeningUnfortunately, this has had to be postponed until a date to be set. Guest Speaker Malcolm Knox was very understanding and has held his Qantaslink tickets over to appear at the Opening Event . . ….

Millers Tales - About Digital Publication

Millers Tales – About Digital Publication

“The Millers’ Tales” is the Uralla Historical Society’s (UHS) newsletter.  It is published quarterly, printed and posted out free to all members, sponsors, patrons and councillors.  The Newsletter keeps all members informed on the latest news and up-to-date happenings at…

A forgotten cricketer, antique lace, and a Chinese story now complete. . .

A forgotten cricketer, antique lace, and a Chinese story now complete. . .

Upcoming and New Exhibitions at the Museum  McCrossin’s Mill is a Museum with a surprising variety of exhibits, some of which are of National Significance. One of these, “New Gold Mountain, The Chinese at Rocky River” has been completed in…

Amazing Find in Uralla

Amazing Find in Uralla

Amazing Find In Uralla Store…. I love to wander around Uralla in my spare time to see what new and exciting things I can discover amongst Uralla’s abundance of unique art, antique and speciality shops. This was so a couple…

Sunny Jim Mackay of Uralla - "Best Batsman in the World"

Sunny Jim Mackay of Uralla – “Best Batsman in the World”

Official Opening to be re-scheduled! “Sunny Jim Mackay”, a new exhibition curated by Kent Mayo tells the amazing and tragic story of this Uralla resident and it is astonishing. Tickets will be available soon for the official opening of “Sunny Jim…

Phillip Pomroy's 'Death of Thunderbolt' Painting Series

Phillip Pomroy’s ‘Death of Thunderbolt’ Painting Series

Phillip Pomroy About the Artist As a young lad in Wingham, Phillip Pomroy was inspired by the works of Tom Roberts. Roberts’ famous “Bailed Up”, depicting Captain Thunderbolt’s hold-up of a stage coach at Paradise Creek near Inverell, made a dramatic…

The E. H. Barnden Collection

The E. H. Barnden Collection

In the Depression of the early 1930’s, people came up with ways of amusing themselves and lifting their spirits. Ernest Henry Barnden used the kitchen table in the family’s slab cottage as a workbench. With the tinsnips, pliers and a…

Corporal Cecil Stoker

Corporal Cecil Stoker

This collection proves that it’s quite okay for a museum to steal important things for the benefit of itself and to the public, a principle espoused for centuries by such august institutions as the Vatican Museum and the British Museum….

It's Just Not Cricket

It’s Just Not Cricket

This is a classic example of why curators should not consume copious quantities of red wine when planning an exhibition. Then again, perhaps they should. A quote: “Bizarre! That is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen in a museum in…