Monthly Archives: April 2014

Post Haste Floor Talk, ANZAC Day Opening

The Museum will be closed over Easter 18-21 April, however we have two great events for you shortly after:

The Museum will be open on ANZAC Day from 10.30- 12.30.

Come along and taste Karen’s home cooked ANZAC biscuits.

Post Haste Floor Talk

Queanbeyan Museum Honorary Curator Gillian Kelly, will give a Floor Talk about the newest Queanbeyan Museum Exhibition Post Haste

Saturday 26th April at 2pm,
Queanbeyan Museum, 10 Farrer Pl

Come along and hear the fascinating story of Ernie Beaver’s Morse Coder amongst other gems. The Exhibition celebrates the themes of:

How postal services arrived
The post offices….where they were and the services they offered
The post man arrives
The telegraph
The telephone

Exhibition Curator Gillian Kelly says “It is amazing how early the postal service began in Queanbeyan. 1836 was two years before the town’s proclamation in 1838.”

All Welcome!

Please pass on the message to those who may be interested.

QBN_Historic_01 Post Office built 1879-1880
Queanbeyan Post Office. Built 1880.
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Ernie Beaver’s Morse coder from the Queanbeyan Museum Collection. On display in the Post Haste Exhibition.
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Letter scales from the Queanbeyan Museum collection. On display in the Post Haste Exhibition