Welcome to Archive Treasures, where we delve into the collection of the Trentham and Districts Historical Society, to see what treasures we can discover.
Archive Treasures - Recorder Snippets #4
The Recorder has been published by the Trentham and District Historical Society since it's beginnings in 1987. In this fourth episode of Recorder Snippets, we present a further selection of articles that were written in those early publications. We must thank the early editors for their wonderful articles, especially those written by Bruce McKenzie.
This episode includes digging up the past of a local blacksmith, gold in the Trentham area, an early concert at the Mechanics Hall and something notorious for Trentham - snow and mud.
Also included, a Red Cross Footy fundraiser, the Foundry vs the Dingbats, shown below.
Archive Treasures - 2022 Spud Hut Tour
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
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
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
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.
Archive Treasures - St Patricks Day & Irish Migration
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.