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The Advocate Gift

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Vinegar disease strikes one million!
‘Vinegar disease’ or the deterioration of The Advocate’s photographic collection of approx. one million negatives has been detected. The negatives are decaying, and the risk of losing a significant part of our region’s history is imminent. The Advocate Gift will be given to the Burnie Regional Museum to be placed into the newly-built world-standard archival freezer store. This will stop the vinegar disease in its tracks, preserving the collection for the future!

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Federation Street

Wander the charming Federation Street and see how ordinary people lived more than 110 years ago. Discover the lifestyles and aspirations of our forebears through rooms that are alive with personal treasures, memorabilia and tools of the trade.

Early Burnie at the Burnie Regional Museum

Early Burnie

Early Burnie is an exhibition exploring Burnie’s beginnings as a privately owned enterprise and following its progress through the 19th century. The exhibition features many of the Burnie Regional Museum’s fascinating and significant objects dating from before 1900.

Show and Tell: Young Collectors

The Burnie Regional Museum has a dedicated display case where young people from around the North West region can showcase their collections! Whether it’s action figures, shells, stamps or something entirely different, the Burnie Regional Museum would love to see it!

The Unidentified Project

Why stop now?! Even though our exhibition Unidentified is over and done with, there are still some names missing from the faces. We will be posting these portraits one at a time on our Facebook Page and continuing the quest to identify their subjects. We will also be giving you all the information and stories we have gathered so far.
So spread the word - “Do you recognise anyone?”

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On This Day...

Friday, 18 August 2017 to Friday, 17 August 2018

Join us on Facebook for smashing front pages and links to the fantastic resource that is TROVE. We will be posting every available issue, of every Advocate newspaper, every day, for a whole year! Starting Friday 18 August.

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We Need Your Help!

Saturday, 19 August 2017 to Sunday, 15 April 2018

We are keen to get as many issues of Advocate newspapers, available on The National Library’s TROVE website, properly transcribed and searchable as possible! Simply go to www.trove.nla.gov.au and head to newspapers to get started. If you need help, just ask us!

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Lunchtime Talks

Saturday, 19 August 2017 to Sunday, 15 April 2018

Discover the personal journeys and cheeky stories of some of The Advocate’s most well-known and well-loved identities!
Dates and Times TBC - Stay tuned for details!

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Tasmania’s Vanishing Towns - Michael Holmes

Thursday, 21 September 2017

A second volume of Tasmania's lost, forgotten and vanished towns from days gone by. Author Michael Holmes has delved deeper to find the history behind Tasmania's many towns, settlements and hamlets that have ceased to be. Tasmania's Vanishing Towns - Not What They Used to Be is a follow up to his very popular original Vanishing Towns published in 2015 and contains all new material.

GET INVOLVED!

Join Friends of the Museum

The Friends of the Museum are strong advocates for the Burnie Regional Museum in the community. They are committed to supporting the work of the BRM through helping with the organisation of public programs and events, fundraising and volunteering at the museum.

Become a volunteer

The Burnie Regional Museum has a dedicated group of volunteers who offer their time, energy, and expertise to the museum. Our volunteers work mainly on cataloguing objects in the collection.

Photo Album

Why stop now?! There are still some names missing from the faces. We will be posting portraits from our Unidentified Exhibition one at a time and continuing the quest to identify their subjects. We will also be giving you all the information and stories we have gathered so far. So spread the word - “Do you recognise anyone?”

Photo Album

As part of our Temporary Exhibition HOME MADE: Surfing In Tasmania, a touring exhibition from the Maritime Museum of Tasmania, we asked you to share some of your best surfing stories with us... Here are just a few of our favourites!

Photo Album

Why stop now?! There are still some names missing from the faces. We will be posting portraits from our Unidentified Exhibition one at a time and continuing the quest to identify their subjects. We will also be giving you all the information and stories we have gathered so far. So spread the word - “Do you recognise anyone?”