Made In Our Backyard is the latest exhibition at the Warkworth Museum. It features an eclectic mix of items, mostly handcrafted, by residents of the district.
Some of the displayed items date back to the 1800s. There is a selection of bowls and platters made from native timbers, clothing, including a crocheted wedding dress, a cane footstool and picnic basket, eel skin golf bag, Willie Hamilton’s Aeolian harp, saddlery paraphernalia and hand-forged branding irons.
The exhibition also includes handmade invitations to a family’s ‘Night of Entertainment’ in 1870. Museum manager Victoria Joule said the exhibition was arranged thanks to the engagement of a number of long-standing local families.