Temora Time Warp


Temora is a fairly typical Australian country town, located west of the Great Divide in New South Wales, surrounded by cereal cropping land. The town has some silos and a railway line, a single main street with plenty of old shops and a few new ones, and houses on streets radiating from the main street. When Dad visited with us recently we spent a day at Temora at two main venues – the Temora Aviation Museum, and the Temora Rural Musuem.

Most museums have displays and machinery that are more or less static, and that have the appearance of being complete, but are not in working order. The Aviation Museum has a number of ‘warbirds’, all of which are in working order. ‘Warbirds’ is a term used to describe military aircraft that have since been purchased by civilians and have had their armaments removed. The musuem has two Supermarine Spitfires (the only two in flying condition g in Australia), arguably one of the most ascetically pleasant warbirds and one of the most influential in history (they helped turn the tides against the Nazis in the Battle of Britain). They also have a number of other military aircraft. Here are a few pictures…

CA16 Wirraway

CA16 Wirraway

CAC Boomerang

CAC Boomerang

Canberra Bomber

Canberra Bomber

Cessna A37B Dragonfly

Cessna A37B Dragonfly

DH82A Tiger Moth

DH82A Tiger Moth

Harvard

Harvard

Harvard front

Harvard front

Supermarine Spitfire Mk16

Supermarine Spitfire Mk16

Planes over Temora

Warbirds over Temora

The Temora Rural Museum is housed in a building and outdoor area that is attached to the Visitor Information Centre and is well worth a visit. It is set out like a’town’ with a street, and buildings on either site. Each of the buildings has it;s own ‘theme’, and some buildings were dismantled from their original location and moved to the museum. Rather than give a big long write up, here are some pictures of the exhibits in the Rural Museum…

Classic / Vintage Car

Classic / Vintage Car

Old Fire Truck

Old Fire Truck

Farm Machinery

Farm Machinery

Temora Independent

Temora Independent

Printing press

Printing press

Petrol bowser

Petrol bowser

Steam Traction Engine

Steam Traction Engine

Don Bradmans 1st home

Don Bradmans (the famous Australian Cricketer) 1st home

Don Bradmans 1st home

Don Bradmans 1st home interior

Don Bradmans 1st home

Don Bradmans 1st home interior

Church in the wildwood

Little Church in the wildwood. This church was originally the Presbeyterian church at ,

Church in the wildwood

Church in the wildwood interior

Home machinery

Home machinery

Small HP machines

Small HP machines

Farm machinery

Farm machinery

Farm machinery

Farm machinery

Farm machinery

Farm machinery

International Truck

International Truck

Trucks

Trucks

Radios

Before the flash drive, before the Sony walkman, before the stereo, before the getto-blaster there was… The really big heavy radio! If punks carrying getto-blasters think their tough, get them to try carrying one of these heavy beasts!

Gramophones

Gramophones.

Time got away from us and we had to leave the Rural Musuem before we had finished exploring it because we needed to get home for dinner. All the more excuse to go back there one day and spend some more pleasant hours stepping back into the Temora timewarp.