Combined Public Collection

Feeding the Family Collection

The Story

Kitchens are a central part of any home and, of all the rooms in Australian houses, it is the kitchen – along with its equipment and its utensils - that has changed the most over the past two centuries.

For many women, the kitchen defined their role both within the family and in society generally – for some, life in the kitchen was something to be endured, a duty borne of necessity; for others it was a labour of love, a source of joy and pride; and for others, it was a symbol of achievement and self-determination.

The "Feeding the Family' collection of kitchen items, selected from collections across the Bega Shire, represents ‘everyday’ kitchen equipment from different eras including a family butter churn, a hand beater, a meat mincer, a stove and an old cook book.

Photos courtesy of Double Take Photography

Location

Main Street Merimbula NSW 2548