Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, left, announced a $5,636 grant for the Guyra & District Historical Society today, alongside members Dorothy Lockyer and Martha Weiderman.
Thursday, 15 July 2021
HUNDREDS of priceless historical items from Guyra’s past are being preserved in the town’s newly upgraded museum, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing a $5,636 State Government grant to purchase a new computer and remote close-circuit-television (CCTV) equipment to complete the project.
Since 2018, $120,346 in NSW Government funding has been provided to upgrade the 113 year old original council chambers building on Bradley Street.
These works have included internal and external painting, installation of new flooring, side and back doors, display cases, security system, ultraviolet protection film on all windows, and hanging tracks.
Mr Marshall said this additional grant would allow Guyra and District Historical Society to maximise use of its CCTV system and provide digital history services to the community.
“The Guyra Historical Museum is a wonderful treasure trove with many items held there of local, regional and even national importance,” Mr Marshall said.
“This year the society’s volunteers completed the mammoth museum renovation, including the addition of CCTV.
“In order to maximise use of this technology a new monitor will be installed in the office and research room, along with an internet connection to allow remote viewing of the network when the alarm is triggered.
“This will remove the need for volunteers to attend the museum at night when the system is activated by movement.
“I was very pleased to be able to help secure this extra money at the request of the society members, and hope the new technology assists with the preservation of Guyra’s heritage.”
President of Guyra and District Historical Society Martha Weiderman said a new computer would make operating the museum more efficient.
“Currently all technology used to scan and print historical documents is provided at a cost by Guyra Adult Learning Association (GALA),” Ms Weiderman said.
“Long-term this is not practical as we operate on minimal revenue and are often asked to print photos and pages from historical journals at the request of individuals.
“Having our own computer to scan, print or photocopy material on-site will save time and money.
“We also have two historical journals currently being researched and written. A new computer with internet connection will allow us to carry out research while on duty at the museum.
“I want to thank Adam and the State Government for supporting the upgrade of the museum, a building whose collection means so much to the local community.”