Image of Miss Sylvia Curley closing a gate at Mugga-Mugga


The ‘Black wood’ Gramaphone provided another form of entertainment for the Curley family, highlighting their love of music. A small selection of records also remain part of the Mugga Mugga collection. A sock was often used to adjust the volume by “putting a sock” in the speaker funnel.

Remembering Miss Sylvia Curley

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Click the Play button above to hear about Miss Sylvia Curley. The interview was carried out on Thursday 31 January 2013, in the sitting room at Mugga-Mugga. The interviewer is Kate Gardiner, Education and Community Programs Manager, and the interviewee is Mr George Main; former resident of the Mugga-Mugga flat 1996-2004. The interview recording is made available for Foundation to Year 2 Primary School students so they can listen to an oral history interview about a significant person in relation to an historic site.

Please click here to view teaching resources relating the Australian Curriculum: History, for Foundation to Year 2.

What did Mrs Curley’s horse saddle look like?

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