Museum Meeting Room

Why call it a meeting room? Well apart from the fact that the Victor Harbor National Trust hold their committee meetings here, the furniture (table and chairs) are from the original District Council of Encounter Bay chambers. These days they are called the Victor Harbor Council.

  • The man in the photo, above the piano, is Mr Bert Warland, District Clerk of Encounter Bay and Victor Harbor Councils for 50 years. The Warland family resided here for a few years in the early 1900s. Warland Reserve is adjacent to the National Trust.
  • The Newman piano was made in Germany in the late 1880’s, ebony inserts depict children playing musical instruments.
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  • Victor Harbor Branch of the National Trust had the cupboards made when they were given the building in 1986/7.
  • Photo of Mt Breckan – three stages of its life:  Air force training camp during 1940’s;  has changed ownership many times the last few years; building has been turned into units and dwellings are being built in the surrounding grounds.
  • The Air Force uniform on the model has been loaned to the Museum for an indefinite period.
  • The trunk was used by families for their possessions when coming to Australia by ship.
  • The gramophone was very popular in 1930’s and 40’s. It was hand wound clockwork mechanism and in good condition may get through a couple of records before running out.
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    Basket woven by local aboriginal women.