The fireplace was originally used with an accompanying bread oven. In 1936, a smaller stove was purchased, the catalogue for which is still held within the Mugga Mugga collection. A small fire continued to be used for cooking alongside the modest wood stove.

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Click the Play button above to hear about the fireplace. The oral history interview was carried out on Wednesday 26 May 1993, in the kitchen at Mugga-Mugga. The interviewer is Pip Giovanelli, Cultural Heritage professional, and the interviewee is Miss Sylvia Curley; the youngest daughter of Patrick and Elizabeth Curley. The interview recording is made available for Foundation to Year 2 Primary School students so they can listen to a person talking about an artefact.

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

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