- Published on Friday, 27 July 2012 07:34
During early July 2012 we spent three days in Maryborough carrying out a first pass audit on an artefact collection held by local government body, Fraser Coast Regional Council.
It's interesting to note that many similar objects seem to be collected over the years. These are usually the high monetary value objects, such as typewriters, cash tills, record players, radios and stationary engines. It is a lesson for modern collectors that other less valuable items do not get collected, creating a non-representative sample of the past. In addition many of these items have no documented provenence, so it is difficult to explain to 'visitors' the reason why it has been preserved.