Trentham Archive Treasures
Archive Treasures - 2022 Spud Hut Tour

Archive Treasures - 2022 Spud Hut Tour

July 15, 2022

For those who haven’t had the chance yet, hear highlights of the 2022 Spud Hut Tour which occurs as part of the annual Spudfest in Trentham.  Join Beth Toomey from the historical society and Reg, a semi-retired spud-digger, as they share stories of the Spud Diggers Huts and the people who lived in them.

Archive Treasures - Cinema & Film in Trentham

Archive Treasures - Cinema & Film in Trentham

June 17, 2022

We all love the movies, whether our tastes tend towards block-busters on an epic scale or intimate art-house offerings.  In this episode we explore the showing of pictures in Trentham, exciting times when the movie cameras came to town, and the history of cinema in Australia beginning in the 19th century,

Archive Treasures- The Humble Spud

Archive Treasures- The Humble Spud

May 1, 2022

Carmen & Snowflake were the first variety of potatoes to be grown in the district.  Hear about past potato growing in the Trentham district as well as some of the varieties and their uses today.

Archive Treasures - Recorder Snippets #3

Archive Treasures - Recorder Snippets #3

April 15, 2022

The Recorder has been published by the Trentham and District Historical Society since it's beginnings in 1987.  In this third episode of Recorder Snippets, we present a further selection of articles that were written, topics including rabbits, sugar bags,  sawmilling in Trentham and surrounding areas and the Trentham Falls.

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Archive Treasures - St Patricks Day & Irish Migration

Archive Treasures - St Patricks Day & Irish Migration

March 17, 2022

St Patricks Day in Australia brings to mind a pint of Guinness, a feed of potatoes and lots of music and celebration, all with a tinge of shamrock green. 

In this episode of Archive Treasures, we look back to earlier days celebrating St Patrick, and the impact of Irish migration to Australia.  We hear first hand the stories of some of those who have immigrated throughout the decades.

Archive Treasures - Recorder Snippets - Back to School

Archive Treasures - Recorder Snippets - Back to School

February 4, 2022

As the trek of small feet lead through the gates and the school year begins, we listen to stories of how some of the past schools of the district were established & some of the local shenanigans that occurred.

Archive Treasures - Dr Gwen 1938 to 1972 - Radio Documentary by Ian Braybrook

Archive Treasures - Dr Gwen 1938 to 1972 - Radio Documentary by Ian Braybrook

January 20, 2022

Ian Braybrook is the author of 'Outpost Doctor' and long-time appreciator of Dr Gweneth Wisewould.  In 1983, Ian created the radio documentary 'Dr Gwen 1938 to 1972' for broadcast on radio station 3CCC. 

Ian has kindly given permission for the program to be republished here on the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of Dr Gwen.

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Archive Treasures - Dr Gweneth Wisewould - 50 Years On - Part Two

Archive Treasures - Dr Gweneth Wisewould - 50 Years On - Part Two

January 14, 2022

In part two of this special we hear from more of those who knew her and have kindly shared their memories of Dr Gwen.

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Archive Treasures - Dr Gweneth Wisewould - 50 Years On - Part One

Archive Treasures - Dr Gweneth Wisewould - 50 Years On - Part One

January 7, 2022

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the passing of Dr Gweneth Wisewould - a Trentham citizen loved and remembered to this day – some of the people who knew her have kindly agreed to share their memories of this remarkable woman. 

In part one of this special, we hear from Ian Braybrook, author of ‘Outpost Doctor’.  Ian shares his personal recollections of Dr Gwen, along with some of the stories he uncovered as part of the research for his book.

 

Archive Treasures - Recorder Snippets #2

Archive Treasures - Recorder Snippets #2

December 31, 2021

The Recorder has been published by the Trentham and District Historical Society since it's beginnings in 1987.  In this second episode of Recorder Snippets, we present a further selection of articles that were written in those early publications.

Archive Treasures - Trentham Mechanics Hall & the Project Advisory Group

Archive Treasures - Trentham Mechanics Hall & the Project Advisory Group

December 22, 2021

As the refurbishment of the Trentham Mechanics Institute Hall is imminent, some Members of the Project Advisory Group, or PAG, recently reflected on three years of involvement in the process to get to this point.

Archive Treasures - Recorder Snippets #1

Archive Treasures - Recorder Snippets #1

December 17, 2021

The Recorder has been a quarterly publication of the Trentham and District Historical Society since it's early beginnings in 1987.  In this episode of Recorder Snippets, we present a selection of articles that were written in those early publications.

Archive Treasures - Mechanics Institute Hall - Tea and Tales

Archive Treasures - Mechanics Institute Hall - Tea and Tales

December 10, 2021

A day of celebration and reminiscing was held at the Trentham Mechanics Institute Hall on Sunday the 5th of December 2021.  This was to mark the drawing to a close of the current era of the building and to look forward to what stories and memories the renovated building will bring.

Archive Treasures - The First Recorder

Archive Treasures - The First Recorder

December 3, 2021

In this episode of Archive Treasures, we share with you some of the early history of the Trentham & District Historical Society.  The year of 1987 saw the formation of the original Trentham Historical Society.  Also in that year, the inaugural issue of the Recorder Newsletter was published for all members. 

Archive Treasures - Pig Tales with Noel Keogh and John Toomey

Archive Treasures - Pig Tales with Noel Keogh and John Toomey

November 26, 2021

In the last of the Pig Tales recordings, it is Noel Keogh and John Toomey keeping us entertained with stories of life in East Trentham and some of the characters of the district. 

Archive Treasures - Pig Tales with Mario Sartori & Bill O‘Connell

Archive Treasures - Pig Tales with Mario Sartori & Bill O‘Connell

November 19, 2021

In the second of the Pig Tales recordings, Mario Sartori and Bill O'Connell keep the local stories and tall tales coming thick and fast.

Archive Treasures - Pig Tales with Pat Walsh & Bill Hickey

Archive Treasures - Pig Tales with Pat Walsh & Bill Hickey

November 12, 2021

In the first of the Pig Tales recordings, Pat Walsh and Bill Hickey share stories of life in East Trentham, from their time at school through to 2010 when the recording was made.

Archive Treasures - The Creation of Pig Tales

Archive Treasures - The Creation of Pig Tales

November 8, 2021

The Pig Tales recordings were started in 2010 by Richard and Trish Ryan.  They wanted to capture the stories they were hearing, as told by the storytellers themselves, all regulars at the Pig and Whistle in East Trentham.  In this episode we hear from Richard and Trish about what motivated them to create these recordings and the experience of making Pig Tales.

Archive Treasures - The Old Police Station

Archive Treasures - The Old Police Station

October 16, 2021

Back down at the Old Police Station, or OPS, Curator Sue Worthington shares the intriguing history of the buildings on the site and some of the colourful stories associated with past policing in the area.

Archive Treasures - In conversation with Curator, Sue Worthington

Archive Treasures - In conversation with Curator, Sue Worthington

October 7, 2021

The first episode of Archive Treasures features Sue Worthington, the current Curator at the T&DHS.  Sue talks about the challenges with preserving items for longevity, the need for the new Archival Storage Centre and the push to digitise as much of the collection as possible for safe-keeping on a cloud-based service.

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