Mary Gilmore - Dreaming of Newer Note

This exhibition pays tribute to Dame Mary Gilmore (16th August 1865 – 3rd December 1962) and marks 150 years since her birth date. Featuring recollections of both the everyday and the extraordinary from her book Old Days: Old Ways, many of these thought-provoking, moving memories are set in and around the Wagga Wagga district. 

On display At the Historic Council Chambers from Friday 7 August until Sunday 22 November.


Image:  Dame Mary seated in her Sydney flat at her writing table, seated in what had been her writing chair since 1912. Copy of a painting by Joshua Smith which hangs at the National Portrait Gallery – the photo was presented to WWCC upon the occasion of Dame Mary's visit to the City in October 1947.