THE newest batch of photographs into our collection come from a generous donor who had been one of a team of surveyors working for the Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission (WCIC) in 1964. During that time the team had been accommodated in the former police station; their ‘camp’ as he termed it.
Several of the photographs show the police premises as they looked at that time, which is important for the record.
Another picture is of one of the first prefab houses in what would become Coleambally, being delivered to the site – perhaps some long-time resident may even be able to identify which home it was? We look forward to displaying these images at some future opportunity.
ONE of our visitors on Open Day was able to identify a mystery item in the museum grounds – it turned out to be a pair of metal insulators of a kind made to fit onto steel telegraph poles.
So, many thanks for that, Peter; a little specialised knowledge is a great help.