Feb 20, 2011

Made in Botany

The George Hanna Memorial Museum is planning a new exhibition on Botany’s manufacturing history – and we need some help.  The museum people would like anyone who has any photographs, objects or stories about the old manufacturing history of our City to get in touch with them and get new material included in the exhibition. When we’ve asked for local help for previous exhibition, we’ve sometimes unearthed some special items.  

If you’ve got photographs we can copy them and let you have the originals back.  If it’s a story then tell it to the museum people and if there are a few objects from our local manufacturing past that we’d love to borrow them. There were a lot of major manufacturing operations in the Botany and Mascot of old – From Davis Gelatine to Johnson & Johnson.  We’ve transformed the area, getting rid of the old and often noxious industries and revitalising the suburbs.  But we don’t want to forget our past and that’s where this new exhibition will come in.  I’ll give more information about the exhibition a little later but, in the meantime, if you’ve got something call the museum on 9366 3802 or drop them an email (with contacts and details) on: museum@botanybay.nsw.gov.au

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