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Personal project mesepa salesa

  1. 1. BROOKFIELD DISTRICT MUSEUM PLACEMENT PROJECT 2013
  2. 2. The Brookfield District Museum exists to collect, preserve and display the history of Brookfield. The museum is located in the Brookfield Showgrounds in a building which was originally a farm house in Pullenvale. The old farmhouse had a room dedicated for use as a post office. Displays in the museum reflect the occupations of Brookfield families in the past. BROOKFIELD MUSEUM .
  3. 3. Every year a Brookfield Show Day is held in May and the Brookfield Museum is very much involved in preparing displays for public visits over 3 consecutive days. It has been a tradition of the museum to have a family display for people to enjoy. Museum curator, Joy Stacey expressed that it would be a great opportunity to showcase my abilities by placing the family project as an assignment for me. So my research began… ANNUAL BROOKFIELD SHOW
  4. 4. FAMILY DISPLAY The CONGRAM Family Local Significance History Life Stories Build Family Tree Mueseum Significance Research
  5. 5. Methods of Research:  Electrol Rolls  Internet- Find my Family, Ancestry  Local Morning Teas  Interview family members  Toowong Cemetry: determine date of births and deaths RESEARCH
  6. 6. THE CONGRAM FAMILY TREE
  7. 7. THE CONGRAM FAMILY
  8. 8. Finding interesting ways to write history: Death at a Funeral • A popular anecdote about the Congram family carrying a coffin five miles through the bush, during a time of terrible floods in Qld • Adapted from The Telegraph, February 1927 • This story caught most of the viewers attention in the display. (The Map below illustrates the journey the Congrams took) CONGRAM STORIES
  9. 9. • Walter Treable CONGRAM Lance Corporal ,47 Battalion Aust. Army, No. 3046 Enlisted 21/09/1915; killed in action 04/08/1916 forces in the First and Second World Wars • Roy Samuel CONGRAM Staff Sgt, Australian Army, No.QX9175, 7 Division, 22/HQ Guard Battalion. • Edward Charles CONGRAM Private, Australian Army, No.QX27791 4 Battery 101 Tank Attack Regiment • Frank Lewis CONGRAM. Lance Corporal Australian Army No. QX21533. HQ 9 Australian Division. Members of the Congram family who ser ved in the Australian Militar y FIVE BROTHERS IN ARMS STORY (2)
  10. 10. A FAMILY OF BUTCHERS & FARMERS STORY (3)
  11. 11. We were able to conduct interviews with two family members and one was a family historian. Other interviews were conducted with local members who knew the family. We were able to conduct these interviews at a morning tea where the town meets and greets new people in the Upper Brookfield Hall. (Pictures Above) Left: Then Right: Now THE INTERVIEWS
  12. 12. The Struggles of the Project: One of the main struggles of the project for me was not necessarily gathering the information but, organising the material into a display that best suited the Museum’s requirements. Brookfield is a very traditional Museum and bringing in new, modern ways of presenting information was difficult. WEAKNESSES
  13. 13. The Strengths of the Project: The use of various research avenues was a huge success in the creation of this display. Without, the electoral rolls, the cemetery visits, the interviews, old news paper clips and visiting the state archives the Congrams story would not have come to life as it did. It was a great way of confirming dates, deaths, marriages and the stories that the family have preserved. STRENGTHS
  14. 14. In the end, the thirteen weeks I spent working at Brookfield Museum have taught me so much about the Museum industry, real life workforce, as well as learning how to identify issues and finding the best possible solutions to problems. The Brookfield District Museum is slowly parting from tradition and are learning to embrace modern aspects, which I found to be the main issue the organisation struggled with. WORK PLACEMENT EXPERIENCE
  15. 15. The Congram display turned out great and received a lot of praise from the local community members. BROOKFIELD SHOW DAY!

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