Collection highlights

  • A close up of a handwritten letter

    Writing Home: The World War One Letters of Frank Brown

    Read the letters sent home from Arthur Leslie Hewish to his mate Les, whilst serving in World War 1. The letters that Les wrote to Frank were coloured by his experiences. Earlier letters were more light-hearted, with the tone becoming more serious as his experience of war grew.

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  • Indigenous Collection

    Albury’s Indigenous Collection

    The AlburyCity Indigenous collection contains many traditional artefacts from the Wiradjuri region including bark paintings, weapons, stone tools and a canoe scar tree.

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  • Image of classroom at Bonegilla

    Bonegilla Migration Collection

    For over 25 years AlburyCity has been collecting objects owned by former residents of the Bonegilla migrant reception centre; things that people brought from their homeland that gave them comfort, photographs, domestic appliances, children's toys, books and clothing.

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  • AWDC staff looking at land map

    National Growth Centre Collection

    The National Growth collection paints a picture of the social interaction, architectural diversity, and historical and environmental landscape changes over the period from 1974 until 1990.

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  • Admiration Aprons advertisement

    Albury's Abikhair Emporium Collection

    When the Abikhair store was closing in the mid 1990's AlburyCity was fortunate enough to acquire the complete merchandise and stock from this iconic Albury store for the collection.

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  • Members of the public view the Uiver

    The Uiver Collection

    The story of the Dutch DC2 airliner 'Uiver' and the role Albury residents played in its rescue in 1934, is a fascinating and important event in the city's history.

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  • Photograph at the McPherson studios

    McPherson Studios Collection

    Albury's McPherson's Studios specialised in weddings, portraiture, child studies and commercial photography. Established by Duncan McPherson (1884-1952) in the 1930s, the studios operated in Anzac House, 611 Dean Street, Albury.

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  • Lauren Jackson's basketball shoes

    Albury’s Sports Collection

    Unique sports memorabilia such as Margaret Court’s Wimbledon tennis racket and Jack Crawford’s Australian open trophy are among this collection.

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  • Three sisters in clothing from the late 19th and early 20th century

    The Hawksview Collection

    The Hawksview Collection is a vital part of AlburyCity's costume collection and consists of clothes and accessories from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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