[Exhibition] The Women of Woorayl Shire

This year’s National Trust Australian Heritage Festival includes some nice costume and textile gems for your enjoyment. This is the first one; an exhibition of costume at the Coal Creek Park and Museum. From the NT AHF website:

The Women of Woorayl Shire is an exhibition showcasing the lives of Women in the Korumburra area between 1860 and 1920. Focusing on the costume collection at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, these rarely displayed items form the starting point in the story of their owners lives.

Come to Coal Creek Community Park in Korumburra to view the “Women of Woorayl” exhibition. Focusing on the garments worn by women in the area between 1860 and 1920, the display provides an insight into the lives of women of this era. These collection items are rarely on display, so take the opportunity to marvel at the detail, care and skill that was need to make these items. Entry is free and allows you full access to the exhibition and the rest of the heritage village.

What: The Women of the Woorayl Shire historical fashion exhibition
When: 16th– 30th April 2021, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm on Fri, Sat, Sun,
Where: Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, 12 Silkstone Road, Korumburra VIC 3950
Cost: free, but bookings essential. Book here.

More information: see the NT AHF site.


  1. Thank you so much for mentioning this exhibition – we went on Sunday and really enjoyed the clothes on display. There was another woman there (perhaps a volunteer?) who insisted on following me around and commenting on the people in the photos; the only way I could get rid of her was when she commented on women wearing corsets, “I don’t know why women even wore them all the time!” to which I replied, “Do you wear a bra every day?” She stopped following me around after that.

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