GULGONG THEN & NOW – Closing 5 October 2022

In celebration of the 150th year of the arrival of Henry Beaufoy Merlin and Charles Bayliss to Gulgong and their photographic contribution to Gulgong’s rich gold rush history.

Photographer Henry Beaufoy Merlin and his assistant Charles Bayliss arrived in Gulgong in the winter of 1872 and now 150 years on we celebrate their work with an exhibition in the Museum theatrette, ‘Gulgong Then & Now’. This exhibition features a selection of wet plates by Adrian Cook and colourised transition photographs by Christopher Dingle.

There are also be two new exhibits unveiled, the Gondolf family Bible, a family featured in the Holtermann Collection and a selection of recently acquired letters relating to the original wet plates located by Keast Burke in 1951 which include the research undertaken for his book Gold and Silver.

This exhibition will be opened run until 5th October 2022. Entry included in museum admission fee.

Gulgong Then & Now 1872 - 2022 Christopher Dingle Transition image
Transition image by Christopher Dingle.