This will be the third time our club has visited the Powerhouse Museum Discovery Centre. It is not a museum as such but the overflow storage area for all the “stuff” which is held by the museum for periodic display. After a welcome by our guides and a cuppa which is provided by the Museum staff we will be separated into smaller and more manageable groups and escorted on our tour.
Powerhouse Discovery Centre
Friday 18th October 2019
Probus Tours
Protective clothing used during 1966 at Mawson, Australia’s first permanent station on the Antarctic continent, demonstrates how harm prevention has helped prolong life. The boots, goggles and mittens on display constitute parts of a complete set of outer clothing issued and donated to the Museum. Medical equipment is also a feature of the tour, focusing on innovations that have improved health management.
From here we move onto our next venue which will be the Seven Hills-Toongabbie RSL for lunch at the Star Buffet, another “all you can eat” meal.
During the afternoon we make our way to our final stop of the day, at the Auburn Botanic gardens, this is more than just another garden.
Some features the Gardens include:
The Japanese garden, The sunken rose garden, The native and rainforest garden, The scented garden, Fauna Reserve and aviary.
Our day is complete when we return to Narellan.
The theme for this tour is the HYPERLINK "https://maas.museum/event/behind-the-scenes-tour-life-and-death/" Behind the Scenes Tour: Life and Death. Topics covered today include improved health care, weaponry, sanitation, worker safety, maritime safety and harm prevention. From chairs to miners’ safety lamps, and model snakes to ceramic figures, the tour gives insight into the fascinating stories behind the objects that have helped sustain human life or, in instances, represent its demise.
One example is the surf lifesaving reel from about 1960.  In 1906 Lyster Ormsby of the Bondi Surf Bathers Lifesaving Club made a model of a surf reel using a cotton reel and two hairpins. The first full-sized reel was built by Sgt John Bonds. It is said the first person saved on Bondi Beach by a lifesaving reel was Charles
Departs; Rear of shopping centre, Elyard St. Narellan @ 8.00am
Cost; Members, $55.00 Guests $60.00
Includes; Coach transport, Entries, Morning Tea & Lunch
Payment; In full 4
th October( Club Meeting)                 Printed 19/5/2019
This will be the third time our club has visited the Powerhouse Museum Discovery Centre. It is not a museum as such but the overflow storage area for all the “stuff” which is held by the museum for periodic display. After a welcome by our guides and a cuppa which is provided by the Museum staff we will be separated into smaller and more manageable groups and escorted on our tour.