Kandos Bicentennial Industrial Museum ready for its collection

Kandos Bicentennial Industrial Museum’s second open day was well attended by district residents who took the opportunity to view its completed upgrade and refurbishment before the collection is brought back into the building.

Visitors were impressed by the large display hall which has had its floor levelled and painting work done. The new modern kitchen and toilet area also attracted a lot of admiration.

Work has begun on the cataloguing of all items in a special cubicle set up for very fine photographic work. This vast undertaking is being led by Mike Oakey, who worked as a medical and scientific photographer at the University of NSW for 40 years.

Mr Oakey moved to Kandos a few years ago and is enjoying the challenge of photographing every item in the museum’s collection. So far he has photographed over 100 items.  

During the day, Rotary supplied a sausage sizzle which was much appreciated by visitors. The museum will re-open to the public on Saturday, September 20. Its Centenary Display will open on Saturday, October 4.

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