SSJG Heritage Centre Broome

SSJG Heritage Centre Broome

SSJG Heritage Centre Broome
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Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The AWARD WINNING BROOME HERITAGE CENTRE’S Relationships Exhibition, Heritage listed ‘Old Convent’ building and Garden of Healing offers a unique window into the Kimberley’s pioneering past and the relationships between its Asian, Aboriginal and European people. View the significant Kimberley photographic collection displayed in one of Broome’s remaining few Japanese ‘Shinkabe’ buildings, visit the original foundation site where the Sisters lived in 1908 and wander the paths into tranquil garden-rooms to see native fruit trees and listen to narratives on the audio stations.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jill B
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Broome is an interesting place to visit. The history of the town is significant. Cable Beach is beautiful and the sunsets are stunning. Aa sunset camel ride on Canle Beach was a highlight.
Written 8 June 2023
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Judy
Dunedin, New Zealand35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
After reading good reviews we were disappointed with the centre and left after a quick walk through.
Written 14 April 2023
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Julie Louise C
Broome, Australia716 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
A warm welcome is always offered to visitors at the Heritage Centre & we were on this occasion ably led by Helen & her little flag, a special guided tour was a part of this years Shinju Matsuri program. Helen highlighted the dedication of the Irish nuns to this region & it's indigenous inhabitants. Their many & varied duties included education, gardening & doctoring at times, all of these tasks carried out in harsh & spartan conditions without complaint. The Relationships exhibition is housed in the old Convent on Barker Street with convenient parking, shady gardens & a welcome cup of tea on the verandah. Historical records are archived and the pictorial exhibition is changed regularly. There are many other exhibits on display & volunteers on hand to help. Well worth a visit to delve into the rich history of Broome & the Kimberley and all donations gratefully received. A little gift shop provides some souvenirs, books & videos, I particularly like "Sisters, Pearls & Mission Girls"
Written 5 January 2023
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Many thanks Julie. What would we do without local support? Your generous comments meant much to the Sisters, volunteers and staff. Given the popularity of our Shinju Matsuri tour 'Free Women on a Savage Frontier' we do now provide bespoke tours upon request throughout the year for groups.
Written 19 April 2023
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marcelw445
Rueschlikon, Switzerland27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
The volunteers do a good job to make you familiar with another type of history of Broome. Allow enough time to study the details.
Written 27 July 2022
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The volunteers do a good job indeed Marcelw445. We will pass on your generous sentiments. Yes, it is not just photographs but well researched story boards to help with the interpretation. Thank you for your words.
Written 31 August 2022
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LorraineHongKong
Townsville, Australia150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Couples
There is an amazing collection of photographs of the Kimberley missions. Such an interesting piece of our history that needs to be remembered.
Written 11 July 2022
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Thank you Lorraine. The historical images and family histories are what we try to do best.
Written 31 August 2022
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donnapO4810XR
Greater Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
This place is amazing. Lots of pictures and stories to look at. The guide was lovely and very informative. The outside gardens were gorgeous also.
Written 1 July 2022
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Thank you donnaap for taking the time to write this. It is much appreciated.
Written 31 August 2022
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Tim H
Sydney, Australia61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Comprehensive exhibition, mainly photos and documents, that explained the history of Catholic Sisters in education and medical assistance in the Dampier Peninsula. Sheds much light on many topics. Well worth visiting. Helpful staff. Garden also worth seeing.
Written 17 May 2022
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Dear Tim88888888, Were you able to listen to the recently upgraded (re-created) garden treasure narratives? Perhaps the Leprosarium’s Classical Orchestra 1944 or the School Inspector at Beagle Bay in 1910? Thank you for including a visit to the Heritage Centre Broome in your itinerary and for your warm comments.
Written 12 June 2022
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Paul
Ubud, Indonesia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
A fascinating story, well told with excellent photos, models and narrative. The curator and archivist, Helen, was warm, engaging and knowledgeable. A stand out was the history of the ‘leprosarium’ and the orchestra. The period building has integrity and character. It was wonderful to follow in the footsteps of our sons who visited with their schools in 2012 and 2019.
Written 22 April 2022
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Dear PJSNoono, Agreed…the story of the Derby Leprosarium, Bungarun, is one of hope, resilience and gratefulness, all attributes the Sisters brought to their work and to their relationships. That people can now experience this story at the WA Museum, Boola Bardip, gives it the attention that is has not had before. Did we have the latest tiny model installed when you visited? It was around the time of the Tiny Oz documentary on the ABC and is the third BIG story told through miniature now on display at the Heritage Centre Broome. Thank you again for taking the time to post your thoughts. We are so delighted that you did follow in your son’s footsteps!
Written 1 May 2022
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Geoff C
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We experienced a nice surprise when we entered the doors of this Heritage Centre. Full of information, immaculately presented, advise Broome visitors to check this out.
Written 15 September 2021
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Solid! Thank you Geoff. I will pass on your kind and thoughtful comments to the volunteers and staff. I hope you had a chance to wander around the tranquil garden in the shade of the mango tree and even enjoy old fashioned Sisters' hospitality on Bell Corner, if for no other reason than to avoid falling mangos !
Written 29 September 2021
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338joyce
Perth, Australia40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Very informative. Lots of reading with accompanying pictures giving a good insight into the early work of the Sisters. They obviously were dedicated to their profession and to those who they tried to help.
Written 20 August 2021
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...and they still are 338joyce ! The Heritage Centre’s permanent social history exhibition and garden is the Sisters’ legacy to the people of the Kimberley. Giving the public access to the 70,000 photographs and telling the story of people long gone can remind us of these women's derring-do, their pragmatic style and the community values that sustained them. Thank you for taking the time and care to write this review. It is much appreciated.
Written 29 September 2021
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