1960s souvenir booklet




Shirley Hines-Rich

Mary Hines was born in Toowoomba, Queensland in 1922. She met her husband Eric – an ex-serviceman and Lord Howe Islander – on a tram in Sydney in 1944, married him four weeks later and moved to the Island soon afterwards. Mary’s daughter Shirley was born on the Island in 1947.

Mary and Eric opened the Curio Shop at their home site near the shores of the Lagoon. The recommencement of tourism after World War II prompted Mary to compile this booklet, one of the first booklets available to tourists on Lord Howe Island, describing the landforms, history and attractions.

Shirley now lives in Sydney, and in 2012 had this booklet reprinted in memory of her mother, and to support the Lord Howe Island Museum. 

Other past projects

Zoom In!

A recent major acquisition at the Museum was the purchase of a digital microscope, the Micro-Eye built in New Zealand by Micro-Imaging.

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Woodhen book

This book gives information on often asked questions about the Woodhen, plus the story of its rescue from the brink of extinction in 1980. The production was provided by LHI Museum volunteer committee members Ian Hutton, Sue Nichols and Margaret Murray.

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Electricity generator

This generator has been part of the museum’s collection for some 20 years. Funds were used to engage local mechanic, Bing Simpson, to give the generator conservation treatment to limit future oxidation and preserve the original character.

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World Heritage book

This lavish 264 page colour book is a celebration of World Heritage Lord Howe Island. Sponsorship of the book came following a visit to the Island by Michael Looker, Director of the Nature Conservancy (Australia), who felt that it is important to promote Lord Howe Island as an example of world’s best practice environmental management by the Lord Howe Island Board and the New South Wales government.

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Front verandah

In 2013 the Museum carried out a major extension to the front verandah. This has provided an attractive setting for residents and visitors to enjoy the Museum facility, and also the cafe and internet services. This project cost the Museum considerable funds but it could not have been completed without the extraordinary generosity of many volunteers.

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