Merimbula-Imlay Historical Society Inc, New South Wales

Identity area

Identifier

daa/109

Authorized form of name

Merimbula-Imlay Historical Society Inc, New South Wales

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Old School Museum (OSM), Merimbula
  • MIHS

Type

  • Community
  • Regional

Contact area

 

Colette Moorhead

Type

Address

Street address

Old School Museum, Main Street, Merimbula

Locality

Merimbula

Region

New South Wales

Country name

Postal code

2548

Telephone

02 6495 9357

Fax

Note

Description area

History

The Merimbula-Imlay Historical Society is a non-profit organisation founded in 1967. Since 1973 the society has maintained and managed the Old School Museum, which is housed in a heritage building (originally a school with the master’s residence attached) dating from 1873.

The Society is also responsible for an archive collection. It acquires, conserves, researches and exhibits the history of Merimbula, Pambula and adjacent areas for the purpose of education and enjoyment of both local residents and visitors.

Geographical and cultural context

Merimbula is a coastal town on the Sapphire Coast, southern New South Wales, halfway between Melbourne and Sydney.
The Old School Museum is in the centre of Merimbula.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Incorporated as a voluntary organisation.

Administrative structure

Committee as set out in the Society Incorporation Act (NSW) and Society rules.

Records management and collecting policies

Mosaic software used and, under the collection policy, the emphasis is on collecting material relating to the local area.

Buildings

Old School Building and storage annexe with toilet.

Holdings

Extensive local records, written material, oral histories, maps, artifacts and photographs.

Finding aids, guides and publications

See the website and brochures for details. Some local historical books for sale.

Access area

Opening times

Open Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 1.30pm-4pm.

Access conditions and requirements

Dependant on availability of volunteers.

Accessibility

The heritage building is not accessible to wheelchairs.

Services area

Research services

Provided by volunteers as required.

Reproduction services

Photocopying and limited scanning available.

Public areas

Museum and grounds are open to the public on opening days or by arrangement. Office and storage annexe are closed to the public.

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 13 April 2018

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Old School Museum, Main Street, Merimbula
Merimbula, New South Wales 2548